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10 facts on injuries and violence

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Violence prevention programmes that target households where the risk for child maltreatment is high train parents in child development, non-violent discipline and problem-solving skills. Parent education - particularly when delivered in such settings as single parent or lower income households - appears to have a wide variety of benefits including reduced risk of child physical abuse.

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