Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 65–70

Understanding the Nature and Consequences of Children’s Exposure to Violence: Research Perspectives


DOI: 10.1007/s10567-009-0057-0

Cite this article as:
Price, L.N. & Maholmes, V. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev (2009) 12: 65. doi:10.1007/s10567-009-0057-0


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a long history of supporting research to enhance the scientific understanding of and effective interventions for a range of problems associated with children’s exposure to violence. Recently, funded research has improved our understanding of the nature and consequences of children’s exposure to violence. This article describes an NIH initiative for research on children’s exposure to violence, examples of projects supported by the initiative, and emerging research topics for this important scientific area.


Community violenceChildren and youthFunding opportunities

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Drug AbuseNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA