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Community Violence

  • T. Coyne-Beasley
  • Phillip W. Graham
  • Janelle Shumate
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Introduction

There are many violence types in our community, including, but not limited to, suicide, bullying, sexual assault/rape, assaultive behaviors, gang, dating, school, media, and firearm violence. Many types of violence are interrelated and may occur simultaneously. Although homicide has declined over the last decade, recent violence in some of the nation’s urban and rural areas and across socioeconomic classes reminds us that much work remains to be done by clinicians and others. Understanding community violence and its manifestations is an important step toward reducing its impact on young people’s psychological and physical well-being.

Definition

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define violence as: the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological...

Keywords

Intimate Partner Violence Community Violence Violence Exposure Homicide Rate Adolescent Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Coyne-Beasley
    • 1
  • Phillip W. Graham
    • 2
  • Janelle Shumate
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice DivisionRTI InternationalRTPUSA
  3. 3.Wake Teen Medical ServicesRaleighUSA

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