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Youth Violence: Definition & Causes

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth violence is the _____ leading cause of death for children ages 15 to 24.

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1. Place these types of youth violence in order from least to most severe - sexual assault, kicking, homicide, and robbery.

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Consider the following case example: Jason is a 16-year-old male who lives in a well-to-do area of town. Jason has a high IQ, but he deals with depression and anxiety frequently. Rather than tell his parents how he is feeling, he self-medicates with alcohol and recreational drugs. This has been getting increasingly worse over the past six months.

Do you believe Jason is at high, medium, low, or no risk of engaging in youth violence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Unfortunately, youth violence is a problem in today's society. Learn more about the different types of violence as well as the various risk factors that contribute to youths acting out.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test your knowledge on the following:

  • Where does youth violence rank in cause of death for certain age groups
  • Severity of different types of violence
  • Examples of youth who may be at risk for violence
  • Parental impact
  • Situational factors and level of youth violence risk

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw the most important information from the article regarding youth violence and death of children ages 15 - 24
  • Making connections - using your understanding of the different types of violent behaviors and being able to rank them from least to most severe
  • Information recall - access information regarding the correlation between family history of youth violence

Additional Learning

Students will be able to learn more about the following topics by reviewing the lesson titled Youth Violence: Definition & Causes:

  • How many children die each year according to the World Health Organization
  • Mental versus physical pain
  • Definition of perpetrator
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