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Children in a Violent Society
Today's children are bombarded with images of violence in cartoons, news reports, television shows, computer games, movies, and other media. In growing numbers, they are also exposed to real-life violence in their own homes and communities--as witnesses, victims, and, increasingly, perpetrators. Emphasizing the need for early intervention and prevention, this timely book d ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published August 10th 1998 by The Guilford Press
(first published March 28th 1997)
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Feb 25, 2008 James rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All adults
This should be a homework assignment for parents, teachers, social workers, therapists, police, judges, and attorneys. Some essays are better than others, but overall it does a solid job of describing, and supporting with extensive data, the multiple developmental impacts on children of being the victims or witnesses of traumatic violence. The light of this study casts a stark shadow over the futures of an awful lot of children in America and elsewhere around the world, children who will do a lo ...more
This book gave good insight, statistics and overall information on child trauma. Some articles were more interesting than others, as with any collaborative work. I would encourage parents and those who work with children to read. Children today face new challenges and violence that impact their brain development, placing them at risk to face even more challenges at school and in mental health (a whole domino effect).