Social risk behaviors for firearm violence

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Firearm violence is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among children and adolescents in the United States and a complex public health problem. Researchers have explored social risk and protective factors at the level of the individual, relationship, community, and societal level which tend to vary by intent. However, further research is needed in this area to aid the development of targeted public health interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health, First Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128188736
ISBN (Print)9780128188729
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Death
  • Firearm
  • Gun
  • Injury
  • Protective behaviors
  • Protective factors
  • Risk behaviors
  • Risk factors
  • Risk reduction behaviors
  • Violence
  • Violence prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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