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  • Violence-related injuries and deaths can result from both interpersonal violence and suicidal behavior.
  • In 2014, nearly 16,000 people were victims of homicide and more than 42,000 took their own life (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • In 2014, more than 534,000 young people aged 10–24 years were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries sustained from assaults (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • In 2013, 1,484 children died from abuse and neglect and 678,932 children were found to be victims of maltreatment by child protective services (Administration for Children and Families) External Web Site Icon.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Proven to Benefit Symptomatic Children and Adolescents Following a Traumatic Event


Using Evidence for Public Health Decision Making: Violence Prevention Focused on Children and Youth [PDF - 466 kB]
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What Works Fact Sheet: Violence Prevention pdf icon [PDF - 823 kB]

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Use this quick-read description of the Community Guide as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone piece for exhibits, webinars, meetings, and conferences. [Two pages, designed to print front-and-back, head-to-head in color, on white 8.5" x 11" paper]


Maguire K, Pastore AL. Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2003. Washington, DC: USGPO: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005.

U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau, 2003.

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