Year: 1990 Source: Psychiatric Annals, v.20, no.6, (June 1990), p.334-344 SIEC No: 19910094

Describes the estimated extent of forms of violence to which children are commonly exposed as well as a framework for understanding the posttraumatic & grief responses of children to violent events. Forms of violence discussed include suicide. Symptomatic reactions to violent circumstances can be grouped under PTSD, grief reactions, separation anxiety & exacerbation or renewal of symptoms. Children can be assisted through individual, family, classroom & community interventions. (24 refs.)