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Title: Organization of Exposure to Violence Among Urban Adolescents: Clinical, Prevention, and Research Implications (From Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy, P 119-141, 1999, Daniel J. Flannery and C. Ronald Huff, eds. -- See NCJ-184963)
Author(s): LaRue Allen Ph.D.; Stephanie M. Jones B.A.; Edward Seidman Ph.D.; J. Lawrence Aber Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York, NY 10036
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: MH43084;B4850;
Sale Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines the psychological and behavioral correlates of exposure to and victimization by violence.
Abstract: The chapter describes the nature of exposure to violence and concurrent mental health predictors of exposure and summarizes implications of those findings for designing preventive interventions for clinical practice and for future research. Perpetrators of crimes against youth are most likely to be other youth. Confirmation of this common assumption, along with documentation of the frequency with which violence occurs close to home, committed by a known assailant, provides clues to where and with whom to intervene in any efforts to reduce the frequency of youth exposure to violent acts. The article suggests that future research should attempt to determine how youth got into their current levels of exposure to violence and how long the levels have endured. It also suggests the need for research into how changes over time in antisocial behavior, psychological symptoms, and other risks factors (such as negative life events, poor interpersonal problem-solving skills or school failure) affect later exposure. Table, note, figures, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescent victims; Behavior modification; Male survivors; Psychological victimization effects; Studies; Victimization; Victims of Crime; Victims of violent crime; Violence; Violence prevention
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