Efectos de la Exposición de los Adolescentes a la Violencia en la Comunidad: El Proyecto MORE

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of youth's exposure to community violence: The MORE project

Michele Cooley-Strickland, Tanya J. Quille, Robert S. Griffin, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Catherine P. Bradshaw, Debra Furr-Holden

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Research on chronic community violence exposure focuses on ethnic minority, impoverished, and crime-ridden communities while treatment and prevention focuses on the perpetrators of the violence, not on the youth who are its direct or indirect victims. School-based treatment and preventive interventions are needed for children at elevated risk for exposure to community violence. This paper describes The Multiple Opportunities to Reach Excellence (MORE) Project, a longitudinal, community epidemiological study currently being fielded to better understand the impact of children's chronic exposure to community violence on their emotional, behavioral, substance use, and academic functioning with an overarching goal to identify malleable risk and protective factors which can be targeted in preventive and intervention programs.

Translated title of the contributionEffects of youth's exposure to community violence: The MORE project
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)131-148
Number of pages18
JournalPsychosocial Intervention
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2011


  • academic
  • children and youth
  • community violence
  • externalizing
  • internalizing
  • prevention
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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