The impact of community violence

Dexter Voisin smiling headshot

NewsyDexter Voisin, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean of Applied Social Sciences, discussed new data that suggests gun violence among children and teenagers jumped 50% between 2019 and 2021, noting the additional trauma impact on a neighborhood affected by gun violence. “The effects tend to be anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorders,” he said, “and all the psychological dysregulation that you would anticipate.”