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Teens, Trauma and Delinquency

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Are we doing all we should be for traumatized kids, and if we did more would it prevent crime and violence? 

We hear a lot about the stress that kids are under today--too many activities, too much homework, too much pressure to get into college…But what kind of stress does it cause if you're a kid who's abused, or who's a witness to violence, or whose parents are heavy drug users?

We speak with social work professor Tina Maschi about teenagers in the justice system, the problems they come into the system with, and how they (and society) can be best served.

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