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NCJ Number: 148142 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Author(s): M R Isaacs
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 99
Sponsoring Agency: National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
McLean, VA 22102
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20057
Contract Number: MCU-117007
Sale Source: National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
8201 Greensboro Drive
Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a summary of the proceedings of a workshop designed to increase awareness of the impact of community violence on the social and emotional development of African- American children and families; it also examined the role that mental health and maternal and child health agencies could play in the implementation of effective prevention and intervention strategies.
Abstract: The first section of this report provides an overview of the scope of the problem. It identifies the extent, prevalence, and nature of community violence in African- American communities. Next, the summary report reviews the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that have guided research in the area of violence and its impact on children. The third section addresses the impact of community violence on the social and emotional development of African-American children. An overview of prevention programs that have been developed to address violence is presented in the fourth section. This section also discusses the issue of evaluation of violence-prevention efforts. The fifth section provides a discussion of three violence-prevention programs in the States of Massachusetts, California, and Ohio. Other sections consider the lack of involvement from mental health professionals in dealing with community violence. The concluding section presents three discussions of new directions that should be taken to improve responses to violence in the African-American community. Recommendations to Federal and State agencies complete the workshop summary. Appended conference agenda, an 18-item annotated bibliography, and a 4-item resource list
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Child development; Crime prevention measures; Criminology; Violence; Violence prevention
Note: This is a summary of a workshop held in New York City, June 13-15, 1991.
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