Youth Violence Prevention and Safety: Opportunities for Health Care Providers

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Violence involvement remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for youth and young adults in the United States. The impact of adverse childhood experiences on violence involvement can be translated to the cellular level, including alterations in brain structure and function responsible for stress reactivity and coping. This knowledge is counterbalanced by a growing understanding of what works in the realm of youth violence prevention. Incorporating a resilience framework, with its focus on building developmental assets and resources at individual, family, and community levels, offers a renewed approach to fostering healthy behaviors and coping strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1158
Number of pages22
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Public health prevention
  • Resilience
  • Youth health screening
  • Youth violence involvement


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