Childhood Exposure to Violence

Hardly a day goes by that we do not read or hear about a violent act or tragedy involving children in our community or across the country.Some tragedies are unintentional and unpredictable, such as traffic accidents or natural disasters. Others are intentional and sometimes premeditated, such as fights, muggings, shootings, murders, and terrorist attacks. Many children and teens are also exposed to violence within their schools and neighborhoods, and even within their own homes.

 

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