ERIC Number: ED398518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Exposure to Community Violence: Implications for Moral Development.
Kuther, Tara L.
As violence within American communities has become an increasingly common problem, the developmental and psychological consequences of exposure to community violence have become issues of import. Conditions of pervasive violence have deleterious effects on the development of moral reasoning, as they offer limited environmental opportunities for cognitive and social stimulation. Sociomoral interventions for children exposed to violence should incorporate social skills and perspective taking techniques in addition to training in sociomoral reasoning in order to stimulate higher levels of moral reasoning. Components for successful interventions are: (1) active listening and communication skills; (2) role-taking opportunities; (3) perspective-taking; and (4) social skills. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education (New York, NY, November 1995).