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Youth violence represents a major public health problem in the United States, exacting an enormous toll in terms of lives lost, suffering, and the billions of dollars needed to treat victims and incarcerate perpetrators.

This website explores youth violence in the U.S.--its societal impact, its causes and risk factors, and potential strategies for prevention. Special attention is directed toward youth violence interventions based in hospital settings.

Recent Entries

Hospital-based prevention
Rationale There is a growing recognition that emergency departments (ED's), especially those in large urban hospitals, can provide an effective…
Summary
Youth violence represents a public health problem of great magnitude in the United States, resulting in enormous social and economic…
References
Becker M, Hall S, Ursic C, Jain S & Calhoun D. (2004). Caught in the Crossfire: the effects of a…