Resource: Literature Review: Children Exposed to Violence

This literature review examines the prevalence and consequences of children exposed to violence (CEV). It describes definitional challenges for researchers and program providers; reviews risk and protective factors related to CEV; summarizes approaches to preventing, reducing, and addressing the consequences of CEV; and provides outcome evidence related to interventions that seek to prevent or address CEV. Throughout the literature review, there is an emphasis on delinquency and juvenile justice–related outcomes. Learn more.