The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting of violence, trauma and tragedy across all media platforms. Judges will make two awards, each carrying a $5,000 cash prize. The submission deadline -- January 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST -- has passed.
The Dart Center plays a critical role in the worldwide campaign to defend press-freedom — and innovative, trauma-informed reporting is a crucial push-back against authoritarians, oligarchs and abusers of power everywhere.
When conducting an interview with someone who has experienced trauma – especially a child – remember that you have the power, and they have the hurt. How do you give a child a sense of power and control? How do you help them tell their story?
Bruce Shapiro welcomes 28 journalists from 16 countries to Columbia Journalism School for the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 19, 2019.
Full video "Best Practices in Reporting on Refugee Children, Families, and Caregivers" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 21, 2019.
Full video "Trauma-Informed Interviewing: Techniques from a Clinician’s Toolkit" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 20, 2019.
The Neuroscience of Adversity: Mobilizing a Decade of Scientific Evidence to Help Children in Distress
This session delivered a primer on early brain development, dispelled common myths, and outlined the effects of instability and trauma on children, families, and communities.
This session examined how trauma, instability and displacement affect the health and development of children, youth and families in the short and long run, and offered examples of research on interventions targeting war-affected youth as well as refugee families.
Making Sense of Global Migration Policy: Reporting the Refugee Crisis Through a Human Rights Framework
This session explored the legal rights of children and refugees and provided an overview of refugee and migration policies in different countries.