Violence Exposure, Continuous Trauma, and Repeat Offending in Female and Male Serious Adolescent Offenders
This short film, inspired by true stories, shows how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence. Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Recent studies demonstrate how observing violence has a lasting negative impact on a child’s brain and their cognitive development. Over time, exposure to violence during childhood is significantly correlated with negative outcomes such as psychological issues, adverse behavior, and serious illnesses. The U.S.
Salt Lake City, UT
Children are exposed to violence every day in their homes, schools, and communities. Such exposure can cause them significant physical, mental, and emotional harm with long-term effects that can last well into adulthood. Exposure to violence can limit children's potential and increase their likelihood of becoming involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system.
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The OJJDP Tribal Youth Resource Center, in partnership with the National Native Children's Trauma Center, will be hosting online learning events in June 2019. Webinars start at 2 p.m. ET, topics and dates include:
On June 3, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m.
On April 23, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m.
On March 18, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m.