Consulting Editor, Dr. Bonita Stanton is serving as Guest Editor along with Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena for this important issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America to address violence against children. This never-before published issue is broken into three sections, addressing The War against Children, Case Studies, and Interventions to Reduce Violence to Children. Expert authors have contributed clinical review articles that provide guidance on providing care to pediatric victims of violence and abuse. Articles are specifically devoted to the following topics: Global Burden of Violence: Overview and Epidemiology; Operating Principles and Competencies for Engagement; Violence Against Children: Recognition, Rights, Responses; Forcible Displacement, Migration and Violence on Children and Families; An Eye on Disparities, Health Equity, and Racism: The case of Firearm Injuries in Urban Youth in the US and Globally; Rural Communities and Violence; Attacks against Schools, Hospitals, Places of Worship and Other Public Spaces: Mass Shootings; Sexual Violence Against Children; War, Conflict, Terrorism, and the Status of Children; Racism and Other Systems of Structural Inequities as Violence Against Children; Domestic Violence and its Effects on Women, Children and Families; Executions and Police Conflict Involving Children and Young Adults; Community-Engaged and -Informed Violence Prevention Interventions; and Global Humanitarian Access for Children. Pediatricians will come away with the information they need to improve outcomes and violence-prevention interventions for their patients.
Edited by Bonita F. Stanton, MD, Vice-Dean of Research, Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan and DANIELLE LARAQUE-ARENA, MD, FAAP, Scholar in Residence, NYAM, The New York Academy of Medicine