Emergency Department and Hospital-Based Interventions

Medical centers and emergency departments (EDs) are frequently visited by children and adolescents who are exposed to firearm violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Because of this, ED and hospital-based assessment and interventions for youth at risk of firearm injury can make a huge impact on the outcomes of such individuals. Written by PISC Senior Scholar Joel Fein, this work discusses the effect of evidence-based policies on limiting access to firearms, preventing suicide, and reducing the incidence and impact of assaults from peer violence.

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