Friday, March 27, 2015

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Everyone Has a Role in Stopping Youth Violence

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27, 2015) is a time to show youth, parents, educators, and community leaders that youth violence is not an inevitable part of growing up. Youth violence can be prevented.

Help others be a positive influence on young people while stopping youth violence before it starts.

What You Need to Know

  • More than 547,000 young people, ages 10 to 24, are treated in emergency departments each year for injuries from violence-related physical assaults. On average, 12 young people are victims of homicide each day in the United States.
  • Prevention strategies that are proving effective include school programs designed to benefit all youth by changing how they think about violence and by building skills to resolve problems.
  • Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action provides action steps for everyone to be part of the solution.