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Children Exposed to Violence

Children’s exposure to violence typically refers to children who witness or are victimized by violence. This includes physical assault, peer victimization, sexual victimization, child abuse and maltreatment, as well as witnessing (seeing or hearing) in the home, school, or community.  Exposure to violence, particularly multiple exposures, can interfere with a child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.


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Compendium of Research on Children Exposed To Violence (CEV) 2010-2015, NIJ, June 2016

Outcome Evaluation of the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program, NIJ-Sponsored, October 2015

Children Exposed to Violence Meeting Notes, October 20-21, 2015, NIJ, October 2015

Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update, OJJDP, September 2015
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Tackling Urban Inequalities: A Process Evaluation of the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2015
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