posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:12 AM
According to the CDC, inner city kids are having such a tough time living/surviving, that the students are suffering when it comes to education due to
For children in parts of Oakland, survival is often a daily struggle. The lives of youth in poverty-stricken neighborhoods is replete with violence
The environment resembles that of a war zone, and trauma is no stranger
For these emotionally-embattled kids, the way up and out isn’t necessarily through school
OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for young people to learn. The Centers for Disease Control said
30 percent of inner city kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The CDC said these children often live in virtual war zones. Doctors at Harvard said they actually suffer from a more complex form of PTSD that some
call “hood disease.”
Unlike soldiers, children in the inner city never leave the combat zone. They often experience trauma, repeatedly.
“You could take anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of PTSD, and the things we are currently emphasizing in school will fall off their radar.
Because frankly it does not matter in our biology if we don’t survive the walk home,” said Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. of San Francisco State
Jaliza Collins, also a teacher at Fremont, said, “It’s depression, it’s stress, it’s withdrawal, it’s denial. It’s so many things that
is encompassed and embodied in them. And when somebody pushes that one button where it can be like, ‘please go have a seat,’ and that can be the
one thing that just sets them off.”
A study done by the National Institutes of Health shows frequent violence dramatically limits academic achievement in neighborhoods with high crime
rates and can even lead to a decrease in one’s memory, which has a direct impact on student learning.
What a sad life these kids have got, with little to no future for some of them
Seems like more could be done to make their neighborhoods safer
edit on 18-5-2014 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)