Violence exposure and psychopathology in urban youth: the mediating role of posttraumatic stress.

@article{Ruchkin2007ViolenceEA,
  title={Violence exposure and psychopathology in urban youth: the mediating role of posttraumatic stress.},
  author={Vladislav V Ruchkin and Christopher C Henrich and Stephanie M. Jones and Robert R J M Vermeiren and Mary E. Schwab-Stone},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={578-93}
}
Understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of violence exposure sequelae is essential to providing effective treatments for traumatized youth. This longitudinal study examined the mediating role of posttraumatic stress in the relationship between violence exposure and psychopathology, and compared the mediated models by gender. Urban adolescents (n=1,358) were surveyed using the Social and Health Assessment. The proposed relationships were examined using Structural Equation… CONTINUE READING

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