Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher: National Urban League. Policy Institute
Author(s): Eboni Morris
Research Area: Mental Health
Keywords: Child exposure to violence; Mental health; Urban violence
Coverage: United States
This report looks at the long-term consequences of urban youth violence and recommends additional resources to the detection and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, which can lead to lower academic achievement, greater proclivity to crime and unemployment in those affected.