How the Pain of 9/11 Still Stays With a Generation

September 11, 2016

Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left a profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that. The September 11, 2001, attacks were the worst acts of terrorism on American soil to date. Designed to instill panic and fear, the attacks were...

Homeless Youth: The World’s 100 Million Street Children

October 22, 2014

When homelessness and youth intersect, it becomes a problem of vulnerable people being exploited in both the developed and developing nations. A 17-year-old male and a 14-year-old female approach a car window on the near north side of Chicago. Both are involved in survival sex and both are...

War Reporters: In Harm’s Way

October 01, 2014

Why do war correspondents take the risks they do, and how do they cope with them? The persona of the war reporter is well-established. These men and women occupy a unique niche in the media – a small, intrepid group whose high public profile is given a vast stage by a world perpetually in...

Psychological Wounds of Conflict: The Impact of World War One

August 19, 2014

The emergence of the concept of shell shock during the First World War had focused unparalleled attention to the issue of traumatic illness. Today, the recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has established in the minds of the public, media and the health professionals that war can...