Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action

To help communities take advantage of the available knowledge, CDC has developed, Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action. This resource summarizes what we currently know about youth violence—the health consequences, trends, disparities, causes, costs, and prevention strategies. This resource outlines important strategies for youth violence prevention that are based on strong evidence and experience. It includes examples of specific programs and activities that have been found to be effective. These evidence-based youth violence prevention strategies focus on reducing the factors that put young people at risk for violence and bolstering the factors that strengthen their positive development and buffer against violence.

Author: David-Ferdon C, Simon TR

Federal Sponsor Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provider: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Publication Date: 2014

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