Gun Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community
Impact of Exposure to Gun Violence on Children
Toxic stress from childhood exposure to gun violence can change brain development and lead to both immediate and long term harmful effects related to learning, chronic health problems and more. Black and Brown children are more likely than other kids to have these Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—they witness shootings, hear gunshots, and know friends and family who have been shot or killed at higher rates than their white counterparts.
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