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Young people who are exposed to violence in their homes or communities are at risk of a number of poor outcomes. A new series of fact sheets from the Prevention Institute uses the latest evidence to make the case that preventing violence is a key aspect of any vibrant community, one where young people enjoy every opportunity to learn, thrive and excel.
3. Links Between Violence and Learning connects violence and poor learning and spotty attendance. Children who are scared at school cannot focus on learning, and violence discourages investment in schools.