Emergency workers and behavioral health professionals who work in crisis or emergency settings should understand the fundamentals of assessing and managing violence risk in children and adolescents. When high level incidents occur, parents and schools may seek out an evaluation to better understand the developmental and social contexts of the youth’s functioning. These assessment rely on evidence-based risk factors, including reports from parents, teachers, and numerous evidence based measures to gain a clearer understanding of the individual and his/her responses. The resulting assessment addresses the subsequent forecasts about the nature and degree of risk for violence, as well as providing specific recommendations for treatment and environmental changes that can help mitigate the risks identified.

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