When gun violence occurs in a community, children are often witnesses to the event and its aftermath. The impact of gun violence exposure is associated with learning, health, emotional and behavioral issues immediately following the event and also later in life. Early intervention and emotional and social support are key in preventing and healing symptoms of trauma.

At first I didn't feel anything. It took years before I realized it was the source of my anger.

Liroy, 42

No one should have to cope with the traumatic effects of gun violence alone. The REACH TEAM connects children and families with free professional resources to identify a path for healing.

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