Community violence and young children: making space for hope

Published November 14, 2012

This edition of Early Childhood Matters looks at the effects of community violence on young children.

Articles explore the idea that violence should be thought of as a public health problem analogous to infectious disease; examine from a scientific perspective the impacts on children’s social, emotional and cognitive development of growing up in a violent community; share first-hand insights from children and caregivers; and explore various interventions, from the favelas of Recife to the inner cities of Chicago and Glasgow, which are offering a tangible sense of hope.