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Violence is the "threatened or actual use of physical force or power against another person, against oneself, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, or deprivation." 1
This information is from the CDC Healthy Youth! Adolescent Health Website.
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4. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2009: Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors Contributing to Violence [Internet] Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/pdf/us_violence_trend_yrbs.pdf. Accessed: May 24, 2011.
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