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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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Outcome Evaluation of the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program, NIJ-Sponsored, October 2015
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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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"We Have the Power To Stop the Violence": A Process Evaluation of Cuyahoga County's Defending Childhood Initiative, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2015
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Building a Safer Tomorrow: A Process Evaluation of Grand Forks County's Defending Childhood Initiative, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2015
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