Contributors to Children, Trauma, and the Arts  include three Vermont residents who are esteemed world leaders in the field of children’s healthcare.  Dr. Lewis First, writer of the book’s preface, is professor and chair of the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics.  Dr. First, editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatrics, is known worldwide for his work to improve the health of children and families and is known to many in Vermont for his TV program First For Kids.   Child psychiatrist Dr. James Hudziak is director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, professor, UVM College of Medicine with special expertise in Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Child and Adolescent Pharmacology.  Dr. David Rettew, whose areas of expertise are Anxiety Disorders and Developmental Psychopathology, is director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at UVM/Fletcher Allen, and assistant professor in UVM’s department of Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine. 

Joining Drs. First, Hudziak and Rettew in the publication are some practitioners in medicine and art, including Dr. Lou DiNicola, pediatrician and current President of the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Jeanne McMahan, child and family clinician, Clara Martin Center in Randolph; Tracy Penfield, director of SafeArt in Chelsea; Peter Collins, director, Institute for Personal Growth in Montpelier; Dr. Jeanne Greenblatt, Burlington-based child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in children with disabilities; Cynthia Sandusky, director of the Arts Bus Project and former psychotherapist; Anthony Keller, president of the Arts Bus Project board and editor of this book; and a number of youthful authors and artists whose reflections on Tropical Storm Irene are presented in the book.

Lewis First, M.D.Dr. Lewis First

Medical Director, Dr. Lou DiNicola in his office at Gifford Medical CenterDr. Lou DiNicola

Tony KellerAnthony Keller

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Jeanne McMahan cropped x2Jeanne McMahan

Jeanne GreenblattJeanne Greenblatt

David RettewDavid Rettew

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