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NICHD/NIMH Podcast on Youth Violence

Science Update

"Girls bully with words while boys bully with fists." Not true! Youth violence is a pervasive problem that takes on many forms such as cyberbullying and assault. It can happen anywhere and to anyone.

Challenge your notions on the topic of youth violence by listening to the latest installment of Research Perspectives , a podcast series from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Guests discuss types of violence, environmental and biological risk factors, characteristics of effective interventions, and tips for parents and caregivers to help prevent or stop youth violence.

Guests include:

  • Dr. Valerie Maholmes, chief of the NICHD’s Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch
  • Dr. Layla Esposito, a program director in the NICHD’s Child Development and Behavior Branch
  • Dr. James Blair, chief of the Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health