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Isabel Altenfelder Santos Bordin ; Genevieve Rachel Green ; Christina W. Hoven ;Ciência & Saúde Coletiva 2009, 14 2

Author: Cristiane Seixas Duarte

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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva ISSN: 1413-8123 cecilia@claves.fiocruz.br Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Brasil Seixas Duarte, Cristiane; Altenfelder Santos Bordin, Isabel; Green, Genevieve Rachel; Hoven, Christina W. Measuring child exposure to violence and mental health reactions in epidemiological studies: challenges and current issues Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, vol.
14, núm.
2, abril, 2009, pp.
487-496 Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=63013532017 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 487 Criança, violência e saúde: desafios e questões atuais Cristiane Seixas Duarte 1 Isabel Altenfelder Santos Bordin 2 Genevieve Rachel Green 1 Christina W.
Hoven 1 1 Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1051 Riverside Drive Unit #43 New York NY 10032. duartec@ childpsych.columbia.edu 2 Setor de Psiquiatria Social, Departamento de Psiquiatria, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Unifesp. Abstract This paper examines challenges and current issues involved in measuring exposure to different types of violence which are associated mental health problems in children and adolescents.
Standardized measures suitable for epidemiological studies, selected based on their relevance in the current literature, are briefly described and commented.
The assessment of child’s exposure to violence may focus on a specific event (e.g., kidnapping), a specific context (e.g., war) or even of a certain type of exposure (e.g., intrafamilial physical violence).
The assessment of child mental health after exposure to violence has traditionally focused on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – most frequently measured...





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