Title

Community Violence Exposure and Risk Taking Behaviors Among Black Emerging Adults: A Systematic Review

Additional Authors

Sewell, Whitney; Chen, Yu-Chih

Publication Date

2-9-2018

Summary

Black emerging adults ages 18 to 29, particularly those residing in predominantly Black urban communities, are at risk for community violence exposure (CVE). They may engage in risky behaviors (e.g., violence, substance, use and unprotected sex) as a way to cope with experiences of CVE. To develop recommendations for future research and ways to address these concerns, this article synthesizes results from studies that have examined CVE and its associations with risk taking behaviors among Black emerging adults.

Document Type

Article

Category

Child and Youth Development

Subarea

Youth Development

Original Citation

Motley, R. O., Jr., Sewell, W., & Chen, Y.-C. (2017). Community violence exposure and risk taking behaviors among Black emerging adults: A systematic review. Journal of Community Health, 42(5), 1069-1078. doi:10.1007/s10900-017-0353-4

Project

Youth Development

Keywords

sexual risk taking, youth, violence, substance use, race, African American, United States

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