U.S. Preventive Services 

Task Force banner
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

You Are Here: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force > Topic Index > Counseling: Youth Violence

Counseling for Youth Violence

The USPSTF recognizes the importance of this public health issue and the burden that youth violence has on a community. However, based on the currently available evidence, the USPSTF believes the potential impact of a new USPSTF recommendation on counseling in the primary care setting on reducing youth violence is limited. The USPSTF has therefore decided not to update its 1996 recommendation.

The USPSTF refers clinicians to the CDC's Community Guide (http://www.thecommunityguide.org Exit Disclaimer), which has published recommendations on preventing violence. Please note that the Community Preventive Services Task Force's methods for evidence review may differ from the methods of the USPSTF.

Internet Citation:

Counseling for Youth Violence, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsyouv.htm


USPSTF Program Office   540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850