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Violence Among Urban African American Youths: An Analysis of Environmental and Behavioral Risk Factors.

Author: Williams,-James-Herbert; Stiffman,-Arlene-Rubin; O Neal,-John-Leslie
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Date 3/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work-Research;
Volume/Pages 22(1) p. 3-13
Subject Matter African American
Abstract Investigates environmental and behavioral risk factors as predictors of involvement in violent behavior among African American youth. Analyzed risk factors include exposure to violence, deteriorated school environment, negative peer environment,traumatic experiences, alcohol use, and substance abuse. Explores gender differences and suggests that preventative interventions should have an ecological approach, including a community and individual focus. (