Adaptive coping reduces the impact of community violence exposure on violent behavior among African American and Latino male adolescents.

@article{Brady2008AdaptiveCR,
  title={Adaptive coping reduces the impact of community violence exposure on violent behavior among African American and Latino male adolescents.},
  author={Sonya S Brady and Deborah Gorman-Smith and David B. Henry and Patrick H Tolan},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={105-15}
}
This study examined whether coping moderated the impact of community violence exposure (CVE) on violent behavior among 285 urban African American and Latino adolescent males assessed annually across 5 years. Composites indicating overall CVE (having knowledge of others' victimization, witnessing violence, direct victimization) and approach to coping with CVE were created by averaging across years 1-3 (Time 1; mean ages 14-16). Adolescents classified as coping effectively tended to respond to… CONTINUE READING
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