Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 5th, 2003
Children who reported seeing violent acts like beatings or shootings or who had to stay inside their homes to avoid gangs and drugs were more likely to be considered aggressive by their teachers and classmates in first through sixth grades.
The effects of community violence on the children's thoughts show up later, in the fourth through sixth grades, according to Nancy C. Guerra, PhD, of the University of California, Riverside and colleagues.
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