Breaking the Cycle

A Culturally Sensitive Violence Prevention Program for African-American Children and Adolescents
  • Betty R. Yung
  • W. Rodney Hammond
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Although our knowledge of violence prevalence is far from complete, there is virtually no question that male and female African Americans of all ages are consistently overrepresented as the victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence. This fact appears to hold true across the continuum of severity, from relatively inconsequential fights among school children to the violent deaths reflected annually in national mortality data. Evidence further suggests that within African-American families and communities there is a greater reported incidence of violent acts affecting all types of relationships (spouse/partner, parent/child, and youth and their peers) than is found among all other groups.


Community Violence Violence Prevention Anger Management Violence Risk Target Skill 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty R. Yung
    • 1
  • W. Rodney Hammond
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Professional PsychologyWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Centers for Disease ControlNational Center for Injury Prevention and ControlAtlantaUSA

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