Research Themes: Neighborhood/Community
Children's Exposure to Violence
Over Space and Time
This project, a follow-up to the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, explored the predictors and consequences of children's exposure to multiple forms of violence, including community violence, inter-parental violence, parent-to-child violence, and family and friend suicide. Analyses focused on four primary aims:
1) to explore trajectories of exposure to violence over childhood and adolescence,
2) to examine predictors of children's exposure to violence at the level of the individual, family, and community,
3) to examine the effects of exposure to violence on children's behavior, academic adjustment, and early exits from adolescence, and
4) to identify multilevel factors that may mediate or moderate the relations between exposure to violence and child/adolescent outcomes.
Analyses involved 6, 9, 12, and 15-year-old cohort data from the PHDCN longitudinal study, as well as PHDCN systematic social observations and community surveys.
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Contact: Margo Gardner, Ph.D.
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