Summary

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for P7230975.jpgYouth violence represents a public health problem of great magnitude in the United States, resulting in enormous social and economic consequences.

Youth are both victims and perpetrators of violence, and the risk and protective factors that influence susceptibility to violence apply in both cases. Youth violence is a chronic, recurrent condition that can lead to a cycle of violence and retaliation.

Prevention efforts should be directed toward both reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors. Though experience to date is limited, hospitals appear to provide a unique and effective setting for intervention in the aftermath of incidents leading to youth injury.

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Hospital-based prevention
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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…