Community violence and urban families: experiences, effects, and directions for intervention.

@article{Horowitz2005CommunityVA,
  title={Community violence and urban families: experiences, effects, and directions for intervention.},
  author={Karyn Horowitz and Mary E. Mckay and Randall Marshall},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={
          356-68
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of community-level stressors (particularly violence), coping strategies, and resources to prevent exposure to violence or to mitigate its effects in an inner-city community. Parents and children participated in focus groups, and children also completed standardized instruments. In the focus groups, parents and children identified several areas of concern related to "helpers," schools, community safety, and emotional distress. They… CONTINUE READING
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