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.