Opinion: Adolescent boys who are victims of physical assaults also need help for emotional trauma

When adolescents are assaulted, fixing their physical injuries is just the beginning of the help they need to fully recover.

In my work as a public health researcher, I am reminded every day that the health risks of childhood aren’t limited to communicable diseases, playground falls, and sports-related bumps and bruises. Youths in America suffer intentional injuries inflicted by assaults from peers, strangers, and even caregivers in the course of seemingly routine activities of adolescence — going to school, shopping with friends, or playing

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