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World Report on Violence and Health: International Insights

ByShane R. Jimerson, Jacqueline A. Brown, Skye Stifel, Matthew A. Ruderman

This chapter synthesizes information from the World Report on Violence and Health developed by the World Health Organization. The methodology of the report is presented, as well as international data related to violence and safety among children. Findings reveal diverse trends in homicide due to youth violence and school bullying across countries. Rates of fatal and non-fatal acts due to maltreatment are higher among males. Although numerous countries have implemented prevention programs, further research addressing the eff ectiveness of strategies across countries is needed. Areas for future investigation include conducting additional data collection focusing explicitly on school-based youth violence, and additional worldwide dissemination of data regarding youth violence. Implications for practice to help decrease and prevent youth violence are provided.