Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General

About the Course:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge on youth violence. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This report summarizes what research can tell us about the magnitude, causes, and prevention of youth violence. The report seeks to focus on action steps all people can take to help address the problem, as well as how to rebuild a sense of health and safety for our young people.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Course Objectives:

  1. to begin to understand the definition and root causes of youth violence, as identified by research efforts

  2. to learn about and examine major findings and conclusions regarding causes of and ways to prevent youth violence

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