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Treating The Psychological Trauma Of Gun Violence In Chicago

It’s been one year since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed and 14 were wounded.

In the aftermath of that attack, the students who survived have helped launch a movement to address gun violence that’s garnered national attention.

As they have pushed for changes to gun legislation at the state and federal levels, the Stoneman students have also talked openly about the psychological trauma that accompanies the physical wounds.

Here in Chicago, the Healing Hurt People program is working to help treat both the physical and psychological effects of gun violence.  

Morning Shift examines the physiological, psychological and emotional effects of being shot or seeing someone get shot and the best practices for treating those wounds. 

GUEST: Bradley Stolbach, licensed clinical psychologist, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, clinical director for Healing Hurt People-Chicago

LEARN MORE: Treating Chicago’s Young People Traumatized By Violence (Al-Jazeera) 

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