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Morency's research interests center around exposure to violence and its effects on the psychosocial outcomes of urban adolescent youth, as well as the role of resiliency, coping, and social support within this model in undeserved communities. She hopes to ultimately help at-risk youth lead positive lives, becoming agents of change themselves and productive citizens of their communities.
Shows that cohesion serves as a protective factor for African American youth residing in high-crime impoverished communities. Highlights that this cohesion mitigates the negative effects of community violence exposure and promotes positive outcomes.