The intergenerational effect of war.

  title={The intergenerational effect of war.},
  author={Theresa Stichick Betancourt},
  journal={JAMA psychiatry},
  volume={72 3},
The exposure of children to violence is widespread. More than 1 billion children and adolescents today live in regions affected by armed conflict.1 Even in more developed areas, young people are increasingly exposed to violent actions, images, and settings. To what extent does exposure to violence scar children? There are 2 common perspectives. The first is the idea that “violence begets violence” and that children exposed to violence at a young age will grow up to be more violent adults.2 The… CONTINUE READING
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