Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence


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A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on age due to firearm violence.

The study, "A Six Year Retrospective Review of Pediatric Firearm Injuries," reviewed child and adolescent firearm injury data from an urban Level 1 trauma center between January 2005 and December 2010, including injury site, the method of transportation to the hospital, patient disposition, gun type and shooter characteristics and treatment information such as procedures, discharge diagnoses, medical and social history.


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Federal Programs Related to - Family Violence Prevention

Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of child abuse, elder abuse and spouse abuse in family settings through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with families and/or the community at large. Abuse of the Elderly; Abuse Prevention; Crimes Against the Elderly; Elder Abuse; Granny Bashing; Granny Dumping; King Lear Syndrome; Violence Prevention; Violence in the Family; Violent Families

Federal Programs Related to - Children's Protective Services

Programs that investigate reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment; that provide for the temporary placement of children who, for their own protection, have been removed from the custody of adults who are responsible for their care; that work with families who are experiencing a problem with the objective of facilitating continued family unification or reunification; and which provide ongoing supportive services for children in permanent placement. Child Welfare System


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