Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 309–325 | Cite as

A Clinically Useful Screening Interview to Assess Violence Exposure in Youth

  • Mark D. Weist
  • Eric Youngstrom
  • C. Patrick Myers
  • Beth S. Warner
  • Suja Varghese
  • Nicole Dorsey


The Exposure to Violence Screening Measure (EVSM) was evaluated as a structured interview for assessing violence exposure among inner-city youth. Psychometric analysis of the measure on a sample of 352 inner-city teenagers indicated adequate internal consistency. The validity of the EVSM was supported by significant correlations between the total score and measures of life stress and behavioral problems.

inner-city youth violence interview behavioral problems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark D. Weist
    • 1
  • Eric Youngstrom
    • 2
  • C. Patrick Myers
    • 3
  • Beth S. Warner
    • 4
  • Suja Varghese
    • 3
  • Nicole Dorsey
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSM)Baltimore
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of Maryland School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.University of Maryland College ParkUSA

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