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)