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NCJ Number: NCJ 235163     Find in a Library
Title: Questions and Answers About the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Author(s): David Finkelhor ; Heather Turner ; Sherry Hamby
Date Published: 10/2011
Page Count: 4
  Series: OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series
  Annotation: This fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention contains questions and answers regarding the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence.
Abstract: The National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) is a nationwide survey that examines the extent and nature of children’s exposure to violence across all ages and settings. The latest Survey was conducted between January and May 2008. This fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) presents a set of question and answers in order to introduce the NatSCEV and its findings. The questions and answers discuss the objectives of NatSCEV, the key features of NatSCEV, new information provided by NatSCEV about children’s exposure to violence, what the survey says about changes in exposure to violence as children grow up, what happens when children are exposed to more violence and more kinds of violence, whether all the exposures that the survey measured were really ‘violence’, what indirect exposure and why it is counted, should sibling assault really be counted as assault, why would a parent tell the interviewers about child maltreatment, can the survey estimates be compared to ‘official’ estimates, are NatSCEV estimates available for use by individual States or localities, and whether there are plans to publish additional findings from the survey and are there plans for follow-up surveys to NatSCEV. 1 figure and 6 references
Main Term(s): Exposure to Violence
Index Term(s): National crime surveys ; Child development ; Victimization surveys ; Children at risk ; Child victims ; Child emotional abuse and neglect ; Victims of violence ; Children of battered women
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005–JL–FX–0048
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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