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Gun Violence and Youth

By Gwyneth Harrick

During childhood, youth are shaped into the next generation of leaders. Health, education, and security are important elements in a child’s positive development. Unfortunately, each of these aspects of childhood is threatened every day by gun violence. This issue hinders the wellbeing of youth internationally and causes alarming rates of psychological damage, injury, and death. This preventable violence continues to harm one of the world’s most vulnerable and impressionable populations.

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