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June 1998

Youth ViolenceIf We Are Not Active in Prevention Efforts, Who Will Be?

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(6):527-530. doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.6.527

YOUTH VIOLENCE is the second leading killer of our teenagers and the leading killer of our youth in poverty.1-4 Nothing could be more dangerous about the trend of youth violence than the possibility that we get used to it. When we see youth violence as normative, we have given up on having a sane society. We must be repulsed by the effect of violence on our young people. As pediatricians, we must fight for the lives of our youth both through public advocacy and one by one in our offices.

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