How Can We Prevent Emotional Disturbances in Youth Exposed to Violence in Schools?

Published in: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Quarterly, v. 8, no. 4, Fall 1999, p. 61-62

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1998

by Lisa H. Jaycox, Bradley D. Stein

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The authors study examined rates of violence exposure and related distress among youth referred to school district mental health services. They discuss the range of intervention programs for violence exposed children, and note that such treatments are rarely used in community settings. The opportunity to decrease rates of PTSD in children through prevention programs has been largely unexplored.

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