Most Of Chicago’s Youngest Children Live In High-Crime Areas

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early childhood development
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Most Of Chicago’s Youngest Children Live In High-Crime Areas

A new study from the Erikson Institute shows that most of Chicago’s youngest children live in neighborhoods with high levels of violence and the problem may be getting worse.

Morning Shift talks to Cristina Pacione-Zayas of the Erikson Institute and Chicago Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas for more on what that exposure to violence means for the health and wellbeing of the city’s kids.

GUEST: Cristina Pacione-Zayas, associate vice president of policy at the Erikson Institute

Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune reporter

LEARN MORE: ‘Staggering’ number of children exposed to violence in Chicago; new study says kid population greater in high-homicide areas (Chicago Tribune 7/15/19)