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Children in Danger: Coping with the Consequences of Community Violence

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Children in Danger: Coping with the Consequences of Community Violence

James Garbarino, Nancy Dubrow, Kathleen Kostelny, Carole Pardo

ISBN: 978-0-787-94654-8 September 1998 Jossey-Bass 288 Pages

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Childhood is ideally a time of safety, marked by freedom from the economic, sexual, and political demands that later become part of adult life. For many children, however, particularly those who live in our inner cities, childhood is increasingly a time of danger. In the urban war zones of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., children grow up with firsthand knowledge of terror and violence. This book examines the threat to childhood development posed by living amid chronic community violence. Most importantly, it shows caregiving adults such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and counselors how they can work together to help children while they are still children--before they become angry, aggressive adults.
The Meaning of Danger in the Lives of Children.

Children in War Zones: From Mozambique to Chicago.

The Developmental Toll of Inner-City Life.

Clinical Outcomes: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Resilience and Coping in Children at Risk.

School as a Refuge: The Importance of Early Intervention.

Ramon and His School: A Case Study.

Developing Supportive Settings for Children at Risk.

Helping Teachers Help Children.

The Healing Role of Play and Art.

Giving the Most to Those Who Need It.
"Children in Danger is a triumph of compassionate scholarship, alucid application of state-of-the-art trauma research to thechallenges faced by children growing up in our urban battlefields." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A stunning, must-read book for anyone interested in how communityviolence affects children's and teacher's development. Even better,it's a road map for school administrators and teachers on what theycan do to help these children deal with the chronic violence intheir lives." --Bill Harris, founder, KidsPac, a political actioncommittee for children

"This valuable book offers insight and guidance to the professionalwho must help children cope with the cruel challenge of violenceand death in their daily lives." --Edward Zigler, SterlingProfessor of Psychology, Yale University

"[Children in Danger] is such a compelling account of the ways inwhich children are affected by living in communities where dangerand violence are a way of life, that one hopes it will be read bypolicymakers at all levels of government who are concerned aboutthe fate of an ever-growing number of children in our society."--Contemporary Psychology