Childhood Trauma Research

Earlier this year, ODU's In Support of Children, CHKD, and
Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads
brought three national experts
to the area to discuss their research and work in the field of childhood trauma.

Below are introductions to each researcher and links to related websites and research articles.
To add to this information on the effects of childhood trauma, please e-mail us your information
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Judith Lewis Herman, MD -
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harbard Medical School and Co-founder and
Director of Training at the Victims of Violence Program at The Cambridge Hospital,
Cambridge, MA.

She is the author of two award-winning books: 
Father-Daughter Incest and
Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence--from domestic abuse to political terror.

Recent research articles from Dr. Herman, others from Camberidge Health Alliance website.
From Dr. Herman's Trauma and Recovery webpage - JIm Hopper, PhD, related articles,
including articles dealing more directly with abuse of males, factors in the cycle of violence. 

Also see Dr. Herman and L. Herschman's research article, "Families at risk for father-daughter incest."

John Briere, MD -
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California; Director of the Psychological Trauma Program LA County
and USC Medical Center; and Co-Director of the MCAVIC-USC Child and Adolescent Trauma Program.

He is author of

Child Abuse Trauma: Theory and Treatment of the Lasting Effects;
Principles of Trauma Therapy, and
Other books, along with
Numerous research articles on this topic and others.

Bruce Perry, MD, PhD - 
Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston
that promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma.

Dr. Perry is co-author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog:
What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing.

A focus of his research over the past ten years has been on integrating concepts of
developmental neurosciences and child development into clnical practices.

The Child Trauma Academy website hosts numerous research articles and training materials

To reach the ODU In Support of Children office, contact Dr. Lou Lombardo at;
Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads, Betty Wade Coyle, send email to

View the pdf of the 3-part lecture series:  ODU_InSupportofChildrenSeries.pdf