Media Mention The 74 June 7, 2023

For Chicago girls confronting violence, a school solution for reducing PTSD

The Education Lab’s Dr. Monica Bhatt shares her insights on the study’s findings with The 74 Media’s Marianna McMurdock.

Nearly 40% of girls in Chicago Public schools experience PTSD and violence-related stress — double the rate for returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new report has found.

Confronted with that startling reality, the new study from the University of Chicago’s Education Lab has identified a cost-effective, school-based model that can support young girls: group counseling and mentorship.

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