As part of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which runs April 8-12, Iris Wagman Borowsky, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, sat down to answers questions on the prevalence of youth violence in the United States and options for intervention.

Youth violence results in more than 500,000 nonfatal injuries each year in the United States and is a leading cause of death for young people.

"Youth violence, firearm violence in particular, is a public health emergency. It is a familiar refrain when we hear the trinity of mortality sources for adolescents and young adults in America: unintentional injury, suicide and homicide," said Dr. Borowsky.

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