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[LISTEN] The effects of normalised crime on children

15 July 2019 4:23 PM
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Child abuse
Abuse
abuse against women and children
brains
Boys & Girls Town CEO Lee Loynes says children who experience violence have fewer neuro-connections in their brains.

What are the effects of exposing children to violence?'

The high incidence of violence and corruption affects its legal system’s ability to adequately respond to crime, including crime against children performed by both adults and other children.

Azania Mosaka speaks to Boys & Girls Town CEO Lee Loynes about the normalisation of violence and its effects.

Abused children, children who experience violence, neglect and abandonment have fewer neuro-connections in their brains. They also tend to react from the sectarian part of their brains.

Lee Loynes, CEO - Boys & Girls Town

They are not thinking about what should happen and consequences. It is a gut reaction or an immediate reaction.

Lee Loynes, CEO - Boys & Girls Town

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] The effects of normalised crime on children


15 July 2019 4:23 PM
Tags:
Child abuse
Abuse
abuse against women and children
brains

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