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Assessing the effect of community violence in minority children

Assessing the effect of community violence in minority children AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to assess the extent to which minority inner city children were adversely affected when exposed to violence in their homes and in their communities. The findings from this study suggested that Hispanic children endorsed the highest levels of physiological cues and somatic complaints from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptomatology compared with groups of African-American and Caucasian children. The importance of assessing minority children exposed to traumas and ethnocultural issues are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

Assessing the effect of community violence in minority children

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Assessing the effect of community violence in minority children

Abstract

AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to assess the extent to which minority inner city children were adversely affected when exposed to violence in their homes and in their communities. The findings from this study suggested that Hispanic children endorsed the highest levels of physiological cues and somatic complaints from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptomatology compared with groups of African-American and Caucasian children. The importance of assessing minority children...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2006 Maney
ISSN
1573-658X
eISSN
1053-0789
DOI
10.1179/sdh.2006.15.4.294
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Abstract

AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to assess the extent to which minority inner city children were adversely affected when exposed to violence in their homes and in their communities. The findings from this study suggested that Hispanic children endorsed the highest levels of physiological cues and somatic complaints from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptomatology compared with groups of African-American and Caucasian children. The importance of assessing minority children exposed to traumas and ethnocultural issues are discussed.

Journal

Journal of Social Distress and HomelessTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2006

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