Violence Exposure and Mental Health Symptoms Among Urban Youth (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, School Psychologists, MFTs, and Counselors
Course By: Julie Laken Harnisher, Ph.D.
Content By: Gollub, E.L., Green, J., Richardson, L., Kaplan, I., & Shervington, D. (2019). Indirect violence exposure and mental health symptoms among an urban public-school population: Prevalence and correlates. PLOS ONE, 14 (11): 1-20.
Course Description: An assessment of indirect violence exposure and mental health symptomatology among a large, urban, school-aged population was of paramount importance given the related gap in the literature. Large proportions of children in the United States are regularly subjected to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Urban-residing, African American youth evidence a very high risk of violence exposure and report high rates of depression and PTSD. Researchers consequently identified a need for trauma-informed school-and-community-based awareness, training, interventions, and policy initiatives that recognize the high degree of indirect violence exposure and the related association to mental health symptomatology.
- Identify the purpose of the study and related study methods for exploring indirect violence exposure among urban youth
- Analyze the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings
- Integrate the study limitations with the areas suggested for future research
- Read and understand Indirect violence exposure and mental health symptoms among an urban public-school population: Prevalence and correlates
- Read the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Understand the relationship between indirect violence exposure and mental health symptomatology among urban youth
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the accompanying article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to further understand the impact indirect violence exposure has on school-aged urban youth