More Than Bullets

Jul 2, 2014

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Some research says that the rate of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among children in violent neighborhoods is twice that of returning Iraq veterans. 

Sheilah talks to Pamela Willis, a social worker at a Baltimore public elementary school, about how to figure out which students are living with trauma and how to help them. Then, Sheilah talks to Victor Carrion, a Stanford University child psychiatrist who is doing some of the pioneering research on community violence and youth PTSD.

This segment originally aired on August 3, 2009.