Traumatic Stress and Children

@article{Bell1991TraumaticSA,
  title={Traumatic Stress and Children},
  author={C. Bell and Carl E. Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved},
  year={1991},
  volume={2},
  pages={175 - 185}
}
����� News reports, official statistics, and research data indicate that relatively large numbers of inner-city children are exposed to violence on a regular basis. Furthermore, the exposure occurs in such a manner that it and its pernicious effects are often subtle and underestimated. While child victims of violence elicit considerable concern, and rightfully so, many more children witness extreme acts of violence, often perpetrated against family and friends. This direct observation of the… Expand
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