The Psychosocial Needs of Adolescent Males Following Interpersonal Assault

Myers, R.K. et al. Journal of Adolescent Health | Published online: 16 May 2017

Purpose: We examined the self-identified, postassault psychosocial needs of male adolescents to guide recovery and healing after being seen in an emergency department (ED) for a violence-related injury.

Conclusions: Despite experiencing minor physical injuries, assault-injured youth report clinically significant traumatic stress symptoms and recognize postinjury mental health needs. Results suggest that youth-focused early intervention services, particularly related to mental health, are acceptable and desired by youth soon after a violent injury.

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