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On January 13th and 14th, Lakeview's Youth Program Director, Dr. James Lewis and Lisa Rivard provided a training on childhood trauma as a result of exposure to violence. More than 50 NH Fish and Game Officers were in attendance for this complimentary training in Concord, NH. The basic take-away message to the group was that these officers see much more mental illness and children traumatized by exposure to violence than they do at Lakeview or any other facility. Lakeview, however, has considerable resources in understanding how to respond to mental illness and to children from a developmental perspective. Dr. Lewis utilized modular training that had been developed specifically for various law enforcement entities and distributed handouts. The training was very well received by NH Fish and Game Officers and is in line with Lakeview's goal to enrich and provide resources to the local community. Dr. Lewis believes that law enforcement will benefit from training delivered by Lakeview professionals, and emphasized his willingness to provide and such training to the needs of specific audiences.
Dr. Lewis has more than two decades of experience working with children who have experienced trauma as a result of exposure to violence. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan and Doctor of Psychology degree is from Central Michigan University. He also completed a Master's Degree in Psychology at Howard University. In addition, Dr. Lewis has particular expertise in the neuropsychological evaluation of persons with medical conditions.