Children’s Exposure to Violence (CEV)

More and more research is revealing vital information about the issue of Children’s Exposure to Violence (CEV). A new study from the Rand Corporation was released June 3, 2013, titled The Relationship between Protective Factors and Outcomes for Children Exposed to Violence.

The new study looks at protective factors that can help bolster children’s resilience and protect kids against the negative affects of exposure to violence. The author's goal is to better inform the creation and evidence-based intervention and prevention programs for children affected by violence.

Some of their findings showed:

  • Children with experiences of violence re-exposure showed more behavioral problems than those children that had not been re-exposed.

  • How protective factors and outcomes for these children are related.

  • Intervention to enhance positive protective factors may be key to improving positive outcomes for children.

See the full abstract here.


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