Health effects of violence

Violence and its effects are serious public health problems in the United States1. Violence takes multiple forms and has a lasting, negative impact on individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole. Effects of violence include death, injury, and traumatic stress. Traumatic stress is the physical and emotional response to traumatic experiences (such as violence), with childhood traumatic stress in particular influencing health and well being across the life course and across generations.

Topics in understanding and intervening in violence and its effects

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Some RPH events about violence and its health effects


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