Growing up – or not – with Gun Violence

Judy L Schaechter, Patricia G. Alvarez

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Firearm injury is a leading cause of death and injury for children and adolescents, able to cause disability and interfere with normal development. Child developmental stages, variance of behavior, and mental health may all put children at risk for firearm injury or lead to increased morbidity after experiencing firearm violence. Family, community, and contextual factors can accentuate the risk of violence. Adults and social structures have the responsibility to protect children and adolescents from firearm violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-826
Number of pages14
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Fingerprint

Firearms
Violence
Wounds and Injuries
Cause of Death
Mental Health
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Child development
  • Counseling
  • Firearms
  • Injuries
  • Safe storage
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Growing up – or not – with Gun Violence. / Schaechter, Judy L; Alvarez, Patricia G.

In: Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 63, No. 5, 01.10.2016, p. 813-826.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Schaechter, Judy L ; Alvarez, Patricia G. / Growing up – or not – with Gun Violence. In: Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2016 ; Vol. 63, No. 5. pp. 813-826.
@article{3c41a8ca9ec54d709662629c1eb9896b,
title = "Growing up – or not – with Gun Violence",
abstract = "Firearm injury is a leading cause of death and injury for children and adolescents, able to cause disability and interfere with normal development. Child developmental stages, variance of behavior, and mental health may all put children at risk for firearm injury or lead to increased morbidity after experiencing firearm violence. Family, community, and contextual factors can accentuate the risk of violence. Adults and social structures have the responsibility to protect children and adolescents from firearm violence.",
keywords = "Child development, Counseling, Firearms, Injuries, Safe storage, Violence",
author = "Schaechter, {Judy L} and Alvarez, {Patricia G.}",
year = "2016",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.004",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "63",
pages = "813--826",
journal = "Pediatric Clinics of North America",
issn = "0031-3955",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Growing up – or not – with Gun Violence

AU - Schaechter, Judy L

AU - Alvarez, Patricia G.

PY - 2016/10/1

Y1 - 2016/10/1

N2 - Firearm injury is a leading cause of death and injury for children and adolescents, able to cause disability and interfere with normal development. Child developmental stages, variance of behavior, and mental health may all put children at risk for firearm injury or lead to increased morbidity after experiencing firearm violence. Family, community, and contextual factors can accentuate the risk of violence. Adults and social structures have the responsibility to protect children and adolescents from firearm violence.

AB - Firearm injury is a leading cause of death and injury for children and adolescents, able to cause disability and interfere with normal development. Child developmental stages, variance of behavior, and mental health may all put children at risk for firearm injury or lead to increased morbidity after experiencing firearm violence. Family, community, and contextual factors can accentuate the risk of violence. Adults and social structures have the responsibility to protect children and adolescents from firearm violence.

KW - Child development

KW - Counseling

KW - Firearms

KW - Injuries

KW - Safe storage

KW - Violence

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84995693945&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84995693945&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.004

DO - 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.004

M3 - Review article

C2 - 27565360

AN - SCOPUS:84995693945

VL - 63

SP - 813

EP - 826

JO - Pediatric Clinics of North America

JF - Pediatric Clinics of North America

SN - 0031-3955

IS - 5

ER -