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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159603
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of children’s exposure to community violence
Abstract:
Outcomes of children’s exposure to community violence
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Cooper Helfrich, Linda,
P.I. Institution Name:Ryerson Polytechnic University
Title:
Contact Address:350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, Canada
Contact Telephone:416.979.5000, ext. 6
Children and youth are the most vulnerable segment of the population for victimization and exposure to violence. This study examined the frequency and types of exposure to community violence (ETCV) in school-aged inner city children, behavioral and emotional responses associated with such violence exposure, and the effects of several mitigating factors on the child's responses (CR). A correlational design was used with a sub-sample of African American children, ages 6-8 years (n=292). The relation between the child's ETCV and behavioral and emotional functioning and the effect of selected variables on the relation between ETCV and CR were examined. Results indicated that while many children in this sample had witnessed community violence, girls reported fewer victimization experiences. Individual predictors of child response to ETCV varied with the measure of the child's behavior. Children's behavior problems were positively related to ETCV. Frequency of home moves and socioeconomic status were found to moderate the effects of ETCV on CR; child's IQ was found to have a mediating effect on CR following ETCV. This study supports the need to place more emphasis on violence prevention and child health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes of children’s exposure to community violenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159603-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes of children&rsquo;s exposure to community violence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cooper Helfrich, Linda, </td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ryerson Polytechnic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, Canada</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">416.979.5000, ext. 6</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lcooper@acs.ryerson.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Children and youth are the most vulnerable segment of the population for victimization and exposure to violence. This study examined the frequency and types of exposure to community violence (ETCV) in school-aged inner city children, behavioral and emotional responses associated with such violence exposure, and the effects of several mitigating factors on the child's responses (CR). A correlational design was used with a sub-sample of African American children, ages 6-8 years (n=292). The relation between the child's ETCV and behavioral and emotional functioning and the effect of selected variables on the relation between ETCV and CR were examined. Results indicated that while many children in this sample had witnessed community violence, girls reported fewer victimization experiences. Individual predictors of child response to ETCV varied with the measure of the child's behavior. Children's behavior problems were positively related to ETCV. Frequency of home moves and socioeconomic status were found to moderate the effects of ETCV on CR; child's IQ was found to have a mediating effect on CR following ETCV. This study supports the need to place more emphasis on violence prevention and child health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:09:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:09:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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