Sexual and substance use education that incorporates knowledge about trauma could improve developmental outcomes among justice-involved Black youth, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Children and Youth Services Review. “For black adolescents in the justice system, childhood trauma greatly influences early life choices, particularly with sex, drugs and alcohol,” said Abigail Williams-Butler, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. “Trauma-informed sexual health education, coupled with substance misuse awareness, can improve wellbeing and might even lower rates of incarceration for these youth.” To read the full story.