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This knowledge path about adolescent violence prevention has been compiled by the MCH 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 knowledge path 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 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 Library Resources

Adolescent Violence Prevention: Knowledge Path, 6th ed. (September 2010). (Updated: November 2014).

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