Trauma-Free NYC members Dr. Sonali Raja and Dr. Charles Branas have recently published a relevant article looking at youth exposure to violence as an Adverse Childhood Experience

In their study, Dr. Rajan, Dr. Branas and co-authors provide evidence for the exposure of violence involving guns as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

August 01, 2019

Gun violence is a pressing public health concern in America, affecting over 17,000 children who are injured from a firearm each year. Beyond this, exposure to gun violence is a prevalent issue posing a health concern to children. Classifying gun violence as an adverse childhood experience may create further pathways to funding and interventions to prevent exposure to gun violence in younger populations. Read more here!