Trauma in the Trenches of Gun-Weary Chicago

Trauma in the Trenches of Gun-Weary Chicago

August 5, 2014 | by Trymaine Lee | MSNBC

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In some Chicago neighborhoods, gun violence is part of the fabric of everyday life. Many of the residents in these neighborhoods live in a state of perpetual fear, anxiety, and stress—a state highly correlated with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. This article takes an in-depth look at the tragedy taking place in neighborhoods where violence is the norm and resources for treating victims of trauma are minimal.

To read the article, click here.

In some Chicago neighborhoods, gun violence is part of the fabric of everyday life. Many of the residents in these neighborhoods live in a state of perpetual fear, anxiety, and stress—a state highly correlated with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. This article takes an in-depth look at the tragedy taking place in neighborhoods where violence is the norm and resources for treating victims of trauma are minimal.

To read the article, click here.

The epidemic  levels of exposure to violence faced by children in the US, particularly in situations like Chicago’s, is a research priority for NCCD. To that end, NCCD provided technical assistance to Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, which issued a report offering 56 comprehensive policy recommendations.

To learn more about NCCD’s involvement with this task force, click here.