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Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence as a Pathway to Prevention

Assessment for Lifetime Exposure to Violence addresses the compelling evidence that lifetime exposure to violence is exceedingly common and hasseriouslong-termimplications. There are parallel patterns of adverse health outcomes associated with childhood and adult exposure to violence ranging from chronic diseases to health compromising behaviors to future violence. Assessing for lifetime exposure to violence can lead to more effective care for existing health issues, detection of hidden risk behaviors that are highly correlated with past exposure to violence, and prevention of future disease and violence.

http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_AssessmentforExposure.pdf

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