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NCJ Number: 149806 Find in a Library
Title: Children and Violence
Editor(s): D Reiss; J E Richters; M Radke-Yarrow; D Scharff
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89862-588-2
Sale Source: Guilford Publications, Inc.
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72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 12 papers describe the rapid increase in serious physical violence in the United States and examine its impact on children's physical, psychological, and social development.
Abstract: Individual papers focus on the patterns and duration of children's exposure to violence, the factors that increase the exposure of some children within a community, and the factors that protect other children. Additional papers discuss the need for remedial action to protect children, the influences of television and other sources, the impact of child sexual abuse on psychological development in childhood and adolescence as well as adulthood, and the impact of community violence on children. Other papers explore the factors accounting for the resiliency of children faced with severe adversity and the experiences of a clinician involved with children and adolescents. Tables and reference lists
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Media violence; Psychological victimization effects; Secondary victimization; Victim counseling; Victims of violent crime
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