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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Chapter 23: 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
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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