Coping with Violence

Promising Practices for Child & Youth Mental Health

This document summarizes the report called Promising Practices to Help Children and Youth who have been Exposed to Violence. It presents violence against children and youth, a complex public health problem that affects communities all around the world. Violence can create devastating mental health outcomes for young people and break families and communities apart. To tackle this problem, a coordinated effort to share lessons learned and document best practices for addressing young peoples’ mental health needs, is urgently needed. The goal of this knowledge synthesis report is to showcase what researchers, practitioners and communities already know in helping young people to cope in the face of violence and in preventing further exposure to the many negative mental health outcomes that are linked with violence.