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The smallest victims of the Freddie Gray violence
The smallest victims of the Freddie Gray violence

The traumatic events that unfolded in Baltimore last week left us with numerous images that will shape how we remember, feel and continue to process this ordeal. These images involved primarily adults, young adults and teenagers. Not caught in most of the coverage, by contrast, were the youngest, most vulnerable witnesses: children under the age of three. These are young and careful observers, closely attuned to and affected by the events happening around them. Many young children are left with impressions and feelings that will influence them for years to come, whether they exhibit fear or curiosity in the events today. The way parents and caregivers psychologically "hold" their...

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