Border violence harming Mexican children

The study surveyed children and adolescents of Hispanic origin on both sides of the border in 2007 and again in 2010.

The children living on the Mexican side of the border exhibited significant increases in social problems, rule-breaking and aggressive behaviour, with higher scores reported in 2010, researchers found.

“It is crucial to address the mental health of children on the border to counteract the devastating effects this setting will have in the future,” the authors