Children's exposure to community violence

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Purpose: To analyze the effects of exposure to chronic community violence on children and adolescents. Design: An integrative review of the literature was conducted on reports of studies about children's exposure to community violence. Sources: Studies for analysis were identified through a literature search of relevant topics in Medline, CINAHL, and PsycINFO. Conclusions: Exposure to community violence is related to significant stress and depression in children. Evidence on how exposure to violence affects children's growth patterns, intellectual growth, school performance, decision-making ability, or their hope for a future is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Scholarship
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Community
  • Family and child health
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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