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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence

Professional Resource Brief

This brief presents resources about children and adolescents who are exposed to violence as victims or as witnesses in homes, schools, and communities and strategies to prevent or mitigate the physical, psychological, emotional, and social effects. Please view the resource brief Reaching Out to Children and Youth Following Disasters for resources about helping children and adolescents cope with injury, loss, and other trauma caused by violence.

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Related MCH Digital Library Resources

Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence: Resource Brief. (June 2013). (June 2014).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Reviewers: Jennifer Allison, Ph.D., Children's Safety Network; Sally Fogerty, B.S.N., M.Ed., Children's Safety Network; Rebecca Hunt, M.P.A., Children's Safety Network; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Morrisa B. Rice, M.H.A., R.E.H.S., R.S., HRSA Office of Women's Health; and Ellen Schmidt, B.S., M.S., O.T.R., Children's Safety Network.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.