Understanding the Nature and Consequences of Children’s Exposure to Violence: Research Perspectives
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- Price, L.N. & Maholmes, V. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev (2009) 12: 65. doi:10.1007/s10567-009-0057-0
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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.