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NCJ Number: NCJ 240725     Find in a Library
Title: Understanding School Violence
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Ctr for Injury Prevention and Control,
CDC, Div of Violence Prevention
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 3
  Annotation: This fact sheet from the Centers for disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control discusses ways for understanding school violence.
Abstract: This fact sheet, compiled by the National Center for Injury and Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), presents information on understanding school violence. School violence is defined in this fact sheet as youth violence that occurs on the way to or from school, on school property, on the way to or from a school-sponsored event, or at a school-sponsored event. Several issues are discussed in the fact sheet: why school violence is considered a public health problem, how school violence affects the health of adolescents, who is at risk for school violence, what can be done to prevent school violence, how the CDC approaches the idea of prevention of school violence, and efforts by the CDC to prevent school violence. Some of the CDC’s efforts include the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, the Health Curriculum Analysis Tool, the School Health Index, and the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere initiative. References
Main Term(s): Violence prevention
Index Term(s): Violence ; Youth (Under 15) ; Crime in schools ; Public schools ; Schools ; School influences on crime ; Victims of violence ; Exposure to Violence
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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