Effects of Trauma in Early Childhood

Latest Research Affirms Importance of Early Intervention

The Raoul Wallenberg Children’s Foundation reviews recent research findings that childhood trauma affects health in young children and throughout life into adulthood. Our mission to support children and their families is based on the trauma research as we explore exemplary programs that promise a positive developmental trajectory for affected children. In her TED talk, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris discusses this issue.


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Student Video on Genocide

High School Project Inspired by "Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg"

High school student Olivia Pruett, while studying Holocaust history, learned about

Raoul Wallenberg and his heroic work in Budapest during World War II. She prepared

a report on Wallenberg with comparisons to genocide in today’s world. Her interest in

the relevance of both Wallenberg's and Sonnenfeld's stories to the question of what

one single person can do in the face of genocide inspired her to create a short video

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The IDA at National Zero to Three

Promoting Early Childhood Best Practice Model

RWCFI Board Members Susan Epperson Vater and Kyle Pruett, with Connecticut Children's Medical Center colleagues (pictured above), presented the Mid-level Developmental Assessment featuring the Infant Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) at the National Zero To Three Conference in Fort Lauderdale Florida. This pioneering organization in the field of child development has now decided to begin promoting the IDA as a best-practice model of early childhood assessment.


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International Early Childhood Peace Consortium

Exciting News from Project Advisor Dr. Kyle Pruett MD

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Sonja Sonnenfeld Speaks


"Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg" - Sonja Sonnenfeld's Story

During the Pre-Production phase of the documentary "Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg",

more than 100 hours of HD footage were collected, revealing the life story of Sonja

Sonnenfeld. Well into her late nineties, Sonja continued speaking to German students

about her experiences during the holocaust and her work to free Wallenberg from Russia.


 

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One Man Who Made a Difference

Honoring Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Raoul Wallenberg

By Mark Brzezinski, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden

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Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

June 17, 2014 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office

Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate posthumously presented a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust.

The ceremony will took place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), participated along with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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Dr. Kyle Pruett Joins Project

Exciting New Project Advisor

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