Training Health Care Providers to Prevent Yoth Violence

Lyndee Knox, University of Southern California

ABSTRACT
The Surgeon General has defined youth violence as a critical public health problem in the US. As such, health care providers have an important role to play in a coordinated national response to prevent youth violence. The Southern California Developing Center on Youth Violence Prevention is working with healthcare providers across the country to define the roles that health care providers should play in addressing youth violence, and to develop training curriculum that will prepare them to fill these roles. This presentation will describe progress on the Health Care Provider Curriculum Project and will discuss how health care providers can work effectively with communitities and with other disciplines to prevent violence in youth.

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Updated 05/20/2006