The impact of family and community violence on children's depression trajectories: examining the interactions of violence exposure, family social support, and gender.

  title={The impact of family and community violence on children's depression trajectories: examining the interactions of violence exposure, family social support, and gender.},
  author={Angie C. Kennedy and Deborah I. Bybee and Cris M. Sullivan and Megan R Greeson},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={24 2},
  • Angie C. Kennedy, D. Bybee, Megan R Greeson
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Psychology
  • Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association
This longitudinal study used multilevel modeling to examine the relationships between witnessing intimate partner violence (IPV), community and school violence exposure (CSVE), family social support, gender, and depression over 2 years within a sample of 100 school-aged children. We found significant between-child differences in both the initial levels of depression and the trajectories of depression; depression over time was positively associated with change in witnessing IPV and CSVE and… 

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