Flint Has A Chance To Improve More Than Its Water

Read the full story at Five Thirty Eight.

As local, state and federal officials work to address the lead leaching into Flint’s water from corroded pipes, some experts say this is an opportunity to deal with another of the city’s tragedies: the high rates of trauma experienced by kids in the city. Poverty, violence, drug use and incarceration are all common here, and a growing body of research shows that exposure to these kinds of trauma in early childhood, while brains and bodies are developing, can have lifelong health effects.

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