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Why should adults intervene early when a child displays signs of violence?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Early intervention to violence is critical! Warning signs of violence can be seen in even six or seven year olds. It's the build-up of risk factors that makes a child particularly vulnerable to violence. The problem is that those risk factors build, but no one steps in to remove one. Violence is learned and in the vast majority of cases tragedies could have been prevented if someone had intervened.

The best solution for ending the cycle of youth violence is always one caring adult who recognizes a child's pain and steps in to help. Be that adult!
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