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Medical News & Perspectives
August 5, 1998

Preventing School Violence: No Easy Answers

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JAMA. 1998;280(5):404-407. doi:10.1001/jama.280.5.404-JMN0805-2-1

PSYCHIATRISTS and other mental health professionals know how to identify and treat young people at risk for violent behavior, and they have a good handle on primary prevention of violence, too, presentations at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in Toronto, Ontario, in June and interviews afterward suggest. Implementing this knowledge is the tough part: that takes money, a network of support services, and physicians and others committed to voluntary service in their communities.

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