Associations between youth risk behavior and exposure to violence: implications for the provision of mental health services in urban schools.

@article{Albus2004AssociationsBY,
  title={Associations between youth risk behavior and exposure to violence: implications for the provision of mental health services in urban schools.},
  author={Kathleen E Albus and Mark D. Weist and Alina M Perez-Smith},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={548-64}
}
This article assesses the relation between health risk behaviors and varying levels of exposure to violence in an effort to inform assessment and intervention efforts of a school-based mental health program serving inner-city youth. Health risk behaviors such as involvement in violence, risky sexual behavior, and substance use are clearly associated, both with each other and with violence exposure. However, differential relationships were observed depending on the nature of violence exposure… CONTINUE READING

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