Violence Prevention INFO CENTER
It's no surprise that being abused is linked to various health concerns in children. Other forms of hardship, though, might also influence a child's health.
As the summer months approach, millions of children look forward to rides at amusement parks. Yet even well-regulated rides can pose risks to children, especially with accidental falls.
Women experiencing intimate partner violence may be at risk for depression afterwards. Men aren’t exempt from this association either.
Exercise is healthy for a number of reasons. For teens in inner city schools, exercise and team sports may provide a bit of a buffer from violence, especially for girls.
Bullying is nothing new to growing up. With phones and computers and social networks, however, there are many more ways for teens to become victims.
The impulsiveness of the teen years means a lot of teens may take risks. Perhaps channeling this energy into sports could prevent some girls from dangerous activities.
No parents want to see their child bullied or become a bully at school. But parents may play one small part in the likelihood that their child will end up a victim or a bully.
Bipolar disorder is not a mental disease you can "catch." But there are childhood experiences that could be related to how severe the condition is for those who have it.
The US has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates among developed nations. Understanding the risk factors for teen pregnancy might lead to effective prevention.
The causes of autism increasingly appear to come from a variety of different risk factors. One of those risk factors may be related to the childhood experiences of the children's mothers.