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NCJ Number: 180491 Find in a Library
Title: Kids and Violence
Editor(s): Linda McCart
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: National Governors' Assoc
Washington, DC 20001
Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY 10036
Sale Source: National Governors' Assoc
444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Youth violence is a serious problem in the United States, and of special concern is the impact of violence on children's early development.
Abstract: Children who are exposed to violence often have difficulty focusing on school work or engaging in other activities that should be treasured experiences of childhood. In addition, research suggests chronic exposure to violence can have serious developmental consequences for children, including psychological disorders, grief and loss reactions, impaired intellectual development and school problems, truncated moral development, pathological adaptation to violence, and identification with the aggressor. Specific risk factors for youth violence and implications for intervention programs are discussed. Dimensions of youth violence are described that pertain to demographic characteristics and predictors of criminal behavior. Strategies and programs to prevent youth violence are considered, with emphasis on what can be done at the State level. 3 tables and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Child development; Child victims; Children at risk; Juvenile victims; Psychological victimization effects; United States of America; Youth development
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