The Barras Report Special: Trauma, A Barrier to Academic Success

This video was produced as a project supported by the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

Other stories in this series include:

The Cost of Juvenile Trauma

A Traumatic Failure: DC public schools neglect mental health

A Marshall Plan for Trauma

The minds and memories of thousands of young people in the District of Columbia are severely damaged every day by encounters with violence—not just gun violence. Collectively, they form an unhealed wound that is felt in every ward of the city, without regard for race, class or ethnicity. I invite you to watch this special as we bring you the voices of those who have been traumatized, of government officials, experts and advocates screaming for the public’s attention and help on behalf of the District’s children and youth.
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