The Experience of Housing Instability and Black Sexuality Amongst African American Women

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Aneisha Dunmore


This study shows how neighborhoods with high levels of violence
affect the mental health of low-income, African-American mothers
who live in Englewood and surrounding Chicago communities.
Specifically, this study will examine how neighborhood violence
affects depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Interviews
and mental health scales were conducted with 93 African-
American mothers in and around Englewood. Mixed methods will
be used, which will include coding and analyzing transcriptions.
The preliminary results of this research show that neighborhood
violence negatively affects the mother’s mental health.

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