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International Perspectives on Youth Violence

Tuesday, June 26, 2001, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Overview

Thirty percent of U.S. students in grades six through 10 are involved in bullying--as bullies, as victims, or both, according to an article featured in the April issue of JAMA. The June 26 DataSpeak featured the study director, Dr. Mary Overpeck of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), who contrasted injury mortality to nonfatal injury and violence-related behavior across countries, and Dr. Tonja Nansel of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, first author of the bullying article, who presented study findings on bullying behavior in the U.S. In addition, Mr. Rick Smith of the MCHB discussed the role of the Bureau in addressing youth violence, and Dr. Lloyd Potter of the National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Network discussed implications of this research for violence prevention efforts.