One research study published by the NIH surveyed 4 thousand urban residents in Atlanta and found 30 percent had signs of PTSD. Signs of PTSD can look different in teens compared to adults. While some research suggests that adverse childhood experiences have lasting health effects, some communities are focusing on young people’s resilience.
The world of Maya Escobar has been shaped by something commonplace to families like hers in Oakland — gunshots. In this animated video, Maya explores a traumatic event in her childhood and the fear that remains.