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Youth Violence: Implications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Urban Youth

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): National Urban League. Policy Institute

Author(s): Eboni Morris

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Population and demographics (Children and youth)
Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: Child exposure to violence; Mental health; Urban violence

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.