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NCJ Number: 239938 Add to Shopping cart 
Title: Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma DVD
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: April 2014
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML
Format: Informational Packet; Video (DVD)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This informative DVD resource presents a video series and related materials that discuss the impact and consequences of children exposed to crime, abuse, and violence.
Abstract: This Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) DVD resource presents a video series and related materials that discuss how crime, abuse, violence, and trauma affect children. The series includes videos on: 1) How violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltreatment to families, communities, and the Nation. 2) The serious consequences of children’s exposure to violence and trauma, such as substance abuse and mental health and behavioral problems, and the increased severity of symptoms experienced by children who have suffered multiple forms of victimization. 3) The Child Advocacy Center Model, which brings together representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, and child advocacy, to provide comprehensive services to child victims of abuse, neglect, and trauma. And, 4) the important role that community- and faith-based programs, services, and agencies play in protecting and responding to children. Additional online child and youth victimization resources from OVC that detail the effects on children of exposure to violence and trauma are also provided.
Main Term(s): Exposure to Violence
Index Term(s): Abused children; Assessment (child health and welfare); Child abuse; Child welfare; Victims of violent crime; Violence; Violence prevention
Note: Please see NCJ 241394 for additional resources.
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