Growing up – or not – with Gun Violence

Judy Schaechter, Patricia G. Alvarez

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Firearm injury is a leading cause of death and injury for children and adolescents, able to cause disability and interfere with normal development. Child developmental stages, variance of behavior, and mental health may all put children at risk for firearm injury or lead to increased morbidity after experiencing firearm violence. Family, community, and contextual factors can accentuate the risk of violence. Adults and social structures have the responsibility to protect children and adolescents from firearm violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-826
Number of pages14
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Child development
  • Counseling
  • Firearms
  • Injuries
  • Safe storage
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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