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Luis Duque, Joanne Klevens, Michael Ungar & Anna Lee

In: Handbook for Working with Children and Youth: Pathways to Resilience across Cultures and Contexts

Chapter 28: Violence Prevention Programming in Colombia Challenges in Project Design and Fidelity

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Violence Prevention Programming in Colombia Challenges in Project Design and Fidelity
Violence prevention programming in Colombia challenges in project design and fidelity
Luis F. Duque Joanne Klevens Michael Ungar Anna W. Lee

For the past several years, violence has ranked first as the major cause of mortality in Colombia (Colombia Ministerio de Salud, 1994a) and is one of the most frequent causes for hospitalization, emergency care, and disability, generating nearly 25% of the burden of disease (Colombia Ministerio de Salud, 1994b). Although the burden for disease for intentional injury at the world level is 3.4% (World Health Organization, 2000), this figure stands at 44.8% in the case of Medellin, Colombia's second largest city with 2 million inhabitants. If one counts all types of violent injuries, the figure ...

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