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Esther JenkinsDr. Esther J. Jenkins
Professor of Psychology
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL

Dr. Esther J. Jenkins is a Professor of Psychology at Chicago State University and a Senior Research Associate at the community Mental Health Council in Chicago. Her current research interests are trauma and grief among African American children and youth and HIV risk behaviors among African American women. She received her B.A. degree from Northwestern University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.

 


Some of Dr. Jenkins publications include:

Jenkins, E. J. (2002). Black women and community violence: trauma, grief, and coping. Women and Therapy, 25, 29-44. Co-published simultaneously in C. West (Ed.), Violence in the lives of black women: Battered, black and blue. Pp. 29-44. NYC: The Haworth Press.
Jenkins, E. J. (2001). Violence and trauma in the lives of African American Children. In A. Neal-Barnett, J. Contreras, & K. Kerns (Eds.), Forging links: African American Children: Clinical Developmental Perspectives. Westport , Conn : Praeger.
Mattis, J., Bell , C.C, Jaegers, R., Jenkins, E. J. (1999). Towards a critical approach to stress related disorders in African Americans. Journal of the National Medical Association. 91. 80-85.
Jenkins, E. J., Kpo, W., Barr, M. (1997). Alcohol use, drug use, and violence exposure of CSU students: A report to the Family Life Center . In Perkins, U.E. (ed.), Binkabj: Research papers on violence prevention. Chicago: Chicago State University, Family Life Center.
Jenkins, E. J. and Bell , C.C. (1997). Exposure and response to community violence among children and adolescents. N J. Osofsky (ed), Children in a Violent Society. New York : Guildford Press.
Uehara, E., Chalmers, D., Jenkins, E., Shakoor, B. (1996). African American youth encounters with violence: Results from the Community Mental Health Council, Inc. Violence Screening Project. Journal of Black Studies, 26. 768-781.
Jenkins, E. J. Children's exposure to community violence, (1996). In Proceedings of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community. Washington , D.C. : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Community Services.
Jenkins, E. J. (1995) Violence exposure, psychological distress, and risk behaviors in a sample of inner city youth In R. Block & C. Block (eds.), trends, Risks and Interventions in Lethal Violence, Proceedings of the Third Annual Spring Symposium of Homicide Research Working Group, Atlanta. Washington : National Institute of Justice.
Bell , C. C., Jenkins, E. J. (1995) Violence prevention and intervention in juvenile correctional facilities. Journal of Correctional Health Care. 2, 17-38.
Jenkins, E. J. and Bell , C. C. (1994) Violence among inner city high school students and post-traumatic stress disorders. In S. Friedman, (ed.), Anxiety Disorders in African-Americans. New York : Springer Publishing Co.
Bell , C. C. and Jenkins, E. J. (1994) Isolated sleep paralysis in African Americans: Relationship to anxiety disorders. In S. Friedman, (ed.) Anxiety Disorders in African - Americans. New York : Springer Publishing.
Bell , C. C., Jenkins, E. J., Kpo, W., & Rhodes, H. (1994). Emergency rooms responses to victims of interpersonal violence. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 45. 142-147.
Bell , C. C., Jenkins, E. J. (1993). Using surveillance in homicide and violence prevention. In C. R. Block & R. L. Block (eds.), Questions and Answer in Lethal and Non-Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the First Annual Workshop of the Homicide Research Working Group. Washington D.C. : National Institute of Justice.
Bell , C. C., & Jenkins, E. J. (1993). Community violence and children on the south side of Chicago. Published simultaneously in Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Process. 56, 46-54. And in D. Reiss. J. Richter, M. Hadke - Yarrow, & D. Shcaff (Eds.. Children and Violence. New York : Guilford Press.
Jenkins, E. J., & Bell, C. C. (1992) Adolescent violence: Can it be curbed. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 3, 71-86.
Bell, C. C. & Jenkins, E. J. (1991). Children and traumatic stress. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2, 175-185.
Bell , C. C., & Jenkins, E. J. (1990). Preventing black homicide. In J. Dewart, (Ed.), The State of Black America , 1990. (pp. 143-155 & 319-323) New York : National Urban League.
Salloum, I, Jenkins, E. J., Thompson, B., Levi, D., & Burnett, Y. (1990). treatment Compliance and hostility levels of head injured psychiatric outpatients. Journal of the National Medical Association, 82. 557-564.
Jenkins, E. J., Bell , C. C., Taylor , J., Walker, L. (1989). Circumstances of sexual and physical victimization of black psychiatric outpatients. Journal of the national Medical Association, 81. 246-252.
Bell, C. C., Hildreth, C. J., Jenkins, E. J. Levi, D., & Carter, C. (1988). The need for victimization screening in a poor, outpatient medical population. Journal of the National Medical Association, 80. 853-860.
Bell, C. C., Taylor-Crawford, K., Jenkins, E. J. & Carter, C. (1998) Investigation of the relationship between isolate sleep paralysis, panic disorder, and hypertension. Journal of the National Medical Association, 80. 289-298.
Uehara, E., Chalmers, D., Jenkins, E. J., & Shakoor, B., (1996). African-American youth encounters with violence: Results from the Community Mental Health Council violence screening project. Journal of Black Studies, 26, 768-781.
Bell , C. C., & Jenkins, E. J. (1995). Violence prevention and intervention in juvenile correctional facilities. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 2, 17-38.
Jenkins, E. J. (1995). Children's exposure to community violence. In Proceedings of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (pp. 107-117). Washington , DC : U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Bell , C. C., Jenkins, E. J., Kpo, W., & Rhodes, H. (1994). Emergency rooms' responses to victims of interpersonal violence. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 45, 142-147.
Bell , C. C., & Jenkins, E. J. (1994). Isolated sleep paralysis in African-Americans: Relationship to anxiety disorders. In S. Friedman (Ed.), Anxiety disorders in African Americans . New York : Springer Publishing Co.
Jenkins, E. J., & Bell , C. C. (1994). Exposure to violence, psychological distress, and risk behaviors in a sample of inner city high school students. In S. Friedman (Ed.), Anxiety disorders in African Americans (pp. 76-88). New York : Springer Publishing Co.
Bell , C. C., & Jenkins, E. J. (1991). Children and traumatic stress. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2, 175-185.