, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 1-2
Date: 11 Mar 2009

Children’s Exposure to Violence

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Beginning with the current issue, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review is devoting two special issues (Volume 12, Issues 1 & 2, 2009) to research themes and developments in the area of children’s exposure to violence. These issues come 6 years after the journal’s special issues in 2003 reviewing and setting the agenda for research on children’s exposure to domestic violence, community violence, war, and terrorism. The articles featured in the 2003 issues represented a distillation of a federally sponsored 3-day conference held in 2002 on children exposed to violence where prevalence, consequences, services, and interventions were discussed (Feerick and Prinz 2003a; Prinz and Feerick 2003a). The papers presented at the 2002 conference underscored the need for systematic study of child violence exposure. The conference planners put forward recommendations for an agenda for research, policy, and practice to find effective ways to prevent violence and ultimately eliminate children’s