Steven Marans M.S.W., Ph.D.

  • Harris Professor in the Child Study Center
  • Director, National Center for Children Exposed to Violence/Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center
  • Director, Trauma Service; Professor of Psychiatry

Child, adolescent, adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, trauma consultation and treatment, child abuse, children’s health, mental health


Over the past two decades, my research has focused on acute, intermediate and longer-term responses to violent and catastrophic events in the lives of children, families and communities. The mental health-law enforcement partnership developed by me and my colleagues has led to innovative approaches to identification and response to traumatized children and families and for women and children specifically affected by domestic violence. This collaborative intervention has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing levels of violence in the home and increases the likelihood of children receiving needed clinical services. In addition, I am the co-developer with Dr. Steve Berkowitz, of the Child Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), a brief approach to children and families affected by potentially traumatic events.