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Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver) / My Child's Exposure to Violence

Title

Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver) / My Child's Exposure to Violence

Description

The Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver) interview was administered to primary caregivers of subjects. It obtained information about the subjects' fear in certain situations and exposure to 4 different types of violent acts. These included: (1) seeing someone shoved, kicked, or punched, (2) seeing someone attacked with a knife, (3) hearing a gunshot, and (4) seeing someone shot. This measure was adapted by PHDCN staff to include questions that assessed the location and frequency of such events, as well as how familiar the participant was with the victim(s) and/or perpetrator(s).

A much more detailed instrument was developed for Waves 2 and 3 to assess exposure to violence. They obtained information regarding the subject's lifetime and past year exposure to violence events, utilizing the same basic items, with some modifications in follow-up questions included.

WAVE 1: The Exposure to Violence instrument (PDF 2.2MG) assessed the primary caregiver's perception of the subject's experience of exposure to different types of violent acts. It also assessed how exposure to violence may have affected the subject, his or her family, and friends. It was administered to the primary caregiver of subjects belonging to Cohorts 3 to 15.

WAVE 2: The My Child's Exposure to Violence instrument for Wave 2 (PDF 4.0MG) was a much more detailed version of the instrument than was used in Wave 1. This detailed primary caregiver report instrument obtained information regarding the subject's lifetime and past year exposure to violent events. It was administered to primary caregivers of subjects in Cohorts 0 to 15

WAVE 3: The My Child's Exposure to Violence instrument for Wave 3 (PDF 6.6MG) was a much more detailed version of the instrument than was used in Wave 1. This detailed primary caregiver report instrument obtained information regarding the subject's lifetime and past-year exposure to violent events. It was administered to primary caregivers of subjects in Cohorts 0 to 9.

Citations

Buka SL, Selner-O'Hagan MB, Kindlon DJ, Earls FJ. (1997). The "My Exposure to Violence Interviews"; Administration and Scoring Manual, Version 3. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health.

Selner-O'Hagan, M., Buka, S., Kindlon, D., Raudenbush, S., & Earls, F. (1998). Urban youth exposure to violence, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 39 (2), 215-224.

Taylor, L., Zuckerman, B., Harik, V. & Groves, B. (1994). Witnessing violence by young children and their mothers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 15, 120-123.

Related Internet Resources

Exposure to Violence

Selner, et. al.

PHDCN Administration

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Related Studies

See Also

Studies administered to the subject regarding the subject's exposure to violence

Studies administered to the primary caregiver regarding the subject's exposure to violence.

ICPSR Study Number 13589 (PHDCN Exposure to Violence (Subject), Wave 1, 1994-1997)

ICPSR Study Number 13617 (PHDCN My Exposure to Violence (Subject), Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13697 (PHDCN My Exposure to Violence (Subject and Young Adult), Wave 3, 2000-2002)

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Studies administered to the primary caregiver regarding the primary caregiver's exposure to violence.

ICPSR Study Number 13618 (PHDCN My Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver), Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13696 (PHDCN My Exposure to Violence (Primary Caregiver), Wave 3, 2000-2002)

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ICPSR Study Number 13621 (PHDCN Where Are You Afraid? (Fear), Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13626 (PHDCN Gun Ownership, Wave 2, 1997-2000)

ICPSR Study Number 13701 (PHDCN Fear and Guns, Wave 3, 2000-2002)

ICPSR Study Number 13711 (PHDCN Gun Ownership, Wave 3, 2000-2002)