A D.C. student at WAMU's town hall back in March.

A D.C. student at WAMU's town hall back in March.

In the United States, someone under the age of 25 is killed by gunfire every 70 minutes. And in some neighborhoods in our region, young people face the threat of gun violence on a near-daily basis.

How do children cope with the trauma of gun violence, and how does it affect the minds and bodies of kids who face that threat regularly?

We take a look at trauma –and resilience– in children.

Produced by Julie Depenbrock

Guests

  • Farris Tuma Chief of the Traumatic Stress Research Program, National Institute of Health (NIH); @NIH
  • Ryane Nickens Founder and President, TraRon Center; @TheTraRonCenter
  • Marlon Robinson Student, Phelps ACE High School
  • Lisa Jaycox Senior Behavioral Scientist and Clinical Psychologist, RAND Corporation; @RANDCorporation

The Daily Trauma Of Gun Violence

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