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Exposure to Urban Violence

RAYMOND P. LORION, ANNE E. BRODSKY and MICHELE COOLEY-QUILLE

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111552
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0006

Series: Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations

 Exposure to Urban Violence

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This chapter focuses on the extent of urban violence and the effects of the exposure of children and adolescents to this violence. It begins with a discussion of literature on the nature, extent, and effects of pervasive community violence on children and adolescents. It presents a framework by which interventions can be categorized and organized, and then reviews literature on some of the more successful intervention programs developed to address this problem. It argues that the nation's mental health services must respond proactively to the threat or urban violence consistent with the ongoing evolution of services toward a merger of mental and public health.

Keywords: children; adolescents; pervasive community violence; mental health; public health

Chapter.  9092 words.  Illustrated.

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