3. To a great extent, the evaluation and treatment of the individual child must be tailored to that unique child and his or her experiences, family, and neighborhood. As Jenkins and Bell state, "The issue is not to treat all violence-exposed children as if they will be devastated by the experience, but rather to approach each exposed child as one at-risk and one for whom there must be some attempt to establish his or her level of potential morbidity" (p. 27). As eloquently stated by Marans and Adelman, "When there is no one available to listen, children are alone with the distress and disorganization that so often follows their close encounters with interpersonal violence. On their own, attempts to recover from overwhelming fear, uncertainty, and helplessness may be at a very high price to children’s developmental potential as well as to the communities that have been unable to protect or support them" (p. 220).