The Health Consequences of Victimization

Authored by: Chad Posick , Kalynn Gruenfelder

Routledge International Handbook of Delinquency and Health

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367256920
eBook ISBN: 9780429289194
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429289194-14

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Abstract

Exposure to victimization is associated with significant and often severe negative health consequences making it a pertinent public health issue. In this chapter, we discuss the impact of victimization on mental, physical, and behavioral health. The significant link that brain structure and function plays on the association between exposure to victimization and health consequences is covered at length. We conclude the chapter with a discussion of the evidence-based programs and practices that are shown to be successful in preventing and intervening in violence exposure.

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