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LE'ROY E. REESE, ELIZABETH M. VERA & LA MAR HASBROUCK

In: Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Chapter 23: Examining the impact of Violence on Ethnic Minority Youth, Their Families, and Communities: Issues for Prevention Practice and Science

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Examining the impact of Violence on Ethnic Minority Youth, Their Families, and Communities: Issues for Prevention Practice and Science
Examining the impact of violence on ethnic minority youth, their families, and communities: Issues for prevention practice and science

Interpersonal violence and suicide have exacted a tremendous toll on the citizens of the United States over the past several decades. The impact of violence in general and interpersonal violence in particular has, however, had a disproportionate impact on the quality of life of ethnic and racial minority groups (i.e., African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans) in this country (Hill, Soriano, Chen, & LaFromboise, 1994). For example, homicide has been the leading cause of death for African American and Latino youth between the ages of 10 and 24 ...

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