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Adolescent Violence Prevention

Professional Resource Guide


This professional resource guide about adolescent violence prevention has been compiled by the MCH Digital Library at Georgetown University. The volume of materials on this topic is vast and covers many disciplines, including public health, medicine, criminal justice, education, and social services. This path offers a selection of current, high-quality resources from these disciplines that measure, document, and monitor the problem; identify risk and protective factors; and report on promising intervention strategies. Separate sections identify resources on specific aspects of adolescent violence: bullying, dating violence, family violence, firearms, gangs, media violence, school violence, suicide, and violent-crime victimization. This professional resource guide is aimed at health and social services professionals, educators, policymakers, community activists, and families, and it will be updated periodically.


General Resources for Professionals


Reports, Briefs, and Other Resources


See the following set of MCH Digital Library resource briefs to identify additional data and statistics, literature and research, and programs about adolescent violence prevention.

News and Commentary

Resources for Families

Resources for Schools

Resources on Specific Aspects of Adolescent Violence



Media Violence

Related MCH Digital Library Resources

Adolescent Violence Prevention: Professional Resource Guide, 6th ed. (September 2010). (Updated: November 2014).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Reviewers: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Lissa Pressfield, M.H.S., Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.