Violence Prevention and Intervention
MMS and its Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention educates
physicians and others in violence intervention and prevention.
Youth Violence Prevention Resources
is a leading cause of injury, death, and disability for American
Physicians and other professionals have a role in violence prevention.
Tools for Parents
Information for parents of children,
from toddlers through teens, to protect them from violence. All of these brochures are in PDF format.
Your Child With Praise: Tips for Parents with Two- to
Five-Year-Olds (.pdf, 8 pages)
Out! A Time for Quiet and Calm; A Break From
Negative Behavior (.pdf, 8 pages)
- Pulling the Plug on Media
Violence: :Facts and Tips for
Parents (.pdf, 4 pages)
- When Children Witness Violence in
the Home: Helping Children
Cope (.pdf, 8 pages)
- Bullying Prevention:When Your Child is the Victim, the Bully or the
Bystander (.pdf, 12 pages)
- Street Violence: Your Child Has Been Hurt - What You Can Do (.pdf 8 pages)
- Some Myths &
Violence (.pdf, 8 pages)
Violence: What Parents Need to Know (.pdf, 8 pages)
Your Child From Sexual Abuse (.pdf, 12 pages)
Your Child From Gun
Injury (.pdf, 8
Partner Violence Resources
information about partner violence, recognizing varied clinical
of violence, and referral to identify, counsel, and offer options to
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