ABA Policy on Trauma Informed Advocacy for Children and Youth
The American Bar Association urges the development of trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches and practices on behalf of justice system-involved children and youth who have been exposed to violence, including victims of child abuse and neglect or other crimes and those subject to delinquency or status offense proceedings.
The relationship between victimization and substance use among homeless and runaway female adolescents
Investigating the relationship between street exposure, childhood abuse, and different forms of street victimization with alcohol and marijuana use among 137 homeless and runaway female adolescents.
Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults
The original ACES study, finding a strong graded relationship between the breadth of exposure to abuse or household dysfunction during childhood and multiple risk factors for several of the leading causes of death in adults.
Urban Adolescents’ Exposure to Community Violence: The Role of Support, School Safety, and Social Constraints in a School-Based Sample of Boys and Girls
This study examined recent exposure to violence in the community and in other settings, protective factors, and current psychological functioning among 349 young adolescents from 9 urban middle schools.
Gender Differences in Posttraumatic Stress and Related Symptoms Among Inner-City Minority Youth Exposed to Community Violence
This study examined gender differences in levels of violence exposure, and in levels of posttraumatic stress (PTS) and related symptomatology in a sample of inner-city predominantly African American youth
Unintended Consequences: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence Mandatory and Pro-Arrest Policies and Practices on Girls & Young Women
This report summarizes the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD) Roundtable about the intended consequences and impact of mandatory and pro-arrest domestic violence policies on girls, young women and women and the disproportionate impact on communities of color.