Based on a paper presented at the 1998 annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, in Arlington, Va. Authors are at the School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York.
YOUNG CLIENTS‘ EXPOSURE TO COMMUNITY VIOLENCE: How Much Do Their Therapists Know?
Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2010
1999 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 382–391, July 1999
How to Cite
Guterman, N. B. and Cameron, M. (1999), YOUNG CLIENTS‘ EXPOSURE TO COMMUNITY VIOLENCE: How Much Do Their Therapists Know?. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69: 382–391. doi: 10.1037/h0080412
- Issue online: 24 MAR 2010
- Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2010
Although experiences of community violence are widespread and may have deleterious psychosocial consequences for children and youth, results of this exploratory study indicate that therapists lack substantial knowledge of their young clients' exposure to such violence. These findings suggest a need for professionals to adopt strategies to assess more systematically the role of community violence exposure in the problems presented by youth.