Title

The impact of children witnessing violence.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-1998

Abstract

Over the past decade, Americans have recognized that violence has deeply permeated the lives of the most vulnerable among us--children. There is great concern over the effect these terrible experiences will have on present and future generations. It has also awakened the collective consciousness of our society that the impact of violence extends well beyond the child who is physically victimized to other larger groups of children such as those who witness these events. This article reviews the impact violence has on children.

Journal Title

Pediatric clinics of North America

Volume

45

Issue

2

First Page

355

Last Page

364

MeSH Keywords

Adult; Aggression; Child; Child Behavior Disorders; Humans; Spouse Abuse; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; United States; Urban Population; Violence

Keywords

PTSD; Children

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