Michael Nance, MD, director of CHOP’s Pediatric Trauma Program, appeared as a panelist on May 9 at a Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Policy Committee hearing. He discussed the impact of early exposure to violence, particularly firearms, on children’s long-term health and school outcomes and the increase in youth depression and suicides. 

Dr. Nance spoke as a voice for children before 21 members of the State House and approximately 100 attendees at the hearing. The hearing was called at the request of Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Swarthmore).    

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