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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Counseling for Youth Violence

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Release Date: 1996

The USPSTF recognizes the importance of this public health issue and the burden that youth violence has on a community. However, based on the currently available evidence, the USPSTF believes the potential impact of a new USPSTF recommendation on counseling in the primary care setting on reducing youth violence is limited. The USPSTF will not update its 1996 recommendation. The USPSTF has previously reviewed the evidence on family violence, drug and alcohol use, and suicide prevention.

The CDC's Community Guide has published recommendations on preventing violence to which the clinician may want to refer. The methods of evidence review by the Community Guide may differ from the methods of the USPSTF. The Web site for the CDC's Community Guide for Preventive Services is

Internet Citation:

Counseling for Youth Violence, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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