When a violent act impacts a community, it has lasting negative and traumatic effects on youth and adults. In this month’s episode of Lunch Break With The Village, experts discussed factors that contribute to what’s known as “urban trauma” and new treatment that’s designed to help those who’ve been exposed to violence in urban settings.
- Trauma and grief associated with community violence
- Toxic stress as a result of urban trauma
- New intervention and mental health support to help
Our guests were Andrew Woods, executive director of Hartford Communities That Care, Inc., a Hartford-based nonprofit committed to creating and supporting non-violent and drug-free communities in which youth and families can thrive; and a Village clinician.