Safe from the start: Evaluating interventions for children exposed to violence

Paul A. Schewe*, Heather J. Risser, Adam M. Messinger

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article describes a multisite evaluation designed to identify promising practices for children exposed to multiple violence types, as well as their caregivers. The interventions improved emotional and behavioral symptoms for children and decreased caregiver stress related to parenting. Regression analyses were run to determine which intervention topics and intervention formats for child services were associated with child symptom reduction. Additional regression analyses explored which intervention topics and intervention formats for caregiver services were associated with symptom reduction for caregivers as well as their children. Insights drawn from these analyses might be helpful to agencies seeking to improve their services for young children who have been exposed to violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • children exposed to violence
  • intervention research
  • program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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