October 11, 2013 – Children are exposed to violence in their communities and in their homes at alarming rates. What are the psychological and emotional effects of exposure to community violence? How does it impact school functioning/academic performance? What are the long term effects on mental health and well being? What can adults and schools do to support kids affected by violence? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michele Cooley-Strickland, renowned expert and researcher on the effects of community violence on children, provides the answers on this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg.
Read Dr. Cooley-Strickland’s 2009 article on Community Violence and Youth.