Community Violence

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Community Violence

This line of research examines the impact of community violence on youth development, including mental health and academic functioning.
Ecological theory.
Survey assessment of violence exposure, PTSD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and social support. Record review of academic performance.
Overstreet, S. & Braun, S. (1999). A preliminary examination of the relationship between exposure to community violence and academic performance. School Psychology Quarterly, 14, 380-396.
Overstreet, S. & Braun, S. (2000). Exposure to community violence and post-traumatic stress symptoms: Mediating factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70, 263-271.
Overstreet, S. (2000). Exposure to community violence: Defining the problem and understanding the consequences. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 9, 7-25.
Overstreet, S. & Mazza, J. (2003). An ecological-transactional understanding of community violence: Theoretical perspectives. School Psychology Quarterly, 18, 66-87.
Mathews, T., Dempsey, M., & Overstreet, S. (2009). Effects of exposure to community violence on school functioning: The mediating role of posttraumatic stress. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 586 – 591.
Mental health
Resilience
Trauma
Anxiety
Depression
Violence, school and community


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