Background Paper

Youth Violence Prevention: How Does the Health Care Sector Respond?
June 2001


Anthony S. Raden, Consultant


This background paper examines the health care sector's response to the complex problems associated with youth violence, identifies the unique challenges health professionals face in dealing with young victims and perpetrators of violence, and raises questions about the ability of health professionals in various types of practice settings to assume a more proactive role in preventing youth violence.

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