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American Civil Liberties Union
Moving families to combat aftermath of violence
Moving families to combat aftermath of violence

Surveys conducted by the ACLU of Maryland are finding that one way to offset the hidden health consequences of violence is to move families out of troubled neighborhoods. A three-part series this month in The Baltimore Sun chronicled how community groups and social workers are helping kids learn to manage stress and regulate their emotions as a way to combat some side effects of living in violent neighborhoods. These children often suffer learning and behavioral problems caused by built-up stress hormones that hurt development of the brain. Findings by the American Civil Liberties Union say that getting kids away from the stress is also a solution. The ACLU is in the process of...