Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 265–274 | Cite as

Consequences of Children's Exposure to Community Violence

  • Michael Lynch


Much has been learned over the past decade about the way children respond to experiences of violence in their community. The goal of this paper is to review what is known about the effects of community violence on children's development. In addition to main effects, factors that mediate these effects, as well as factors that moderate children's response to community violence are discussed. Special attention is paid to developmental differences in children's responses to community violence and the factors that may promote resilient functioning.

community violence child development psychopathology resilience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lynch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New YorkGeneseo

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