Megan Martin is the Director of Public Policy at the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
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April 19, 2016
Well over half of youth sampled in the 2011 National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence reported experiencing or witnessing at least one form of exposure to violence. Other reports state that as many as 2 out of 3 children in this country have been exposed to trauma and violence. Trauma exposure is unfortunately common to childhood in the United States – and even more common for children of color and children involved in child welfare systems. Children in foster care are more likely to be exposed to multiple forms of trauma including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, domestic or...