NICHD podcast features research on youth violence

The December 2013 NICHD Research Perspectives features research on youth violence. Guests discuss types of violence, environmental and biological risk factors, characteristics of effective interventions, and tips for parents and caregivers to help prevent or stop youth violence.   
Guests include:

  • Dr. Valerie Maholmes, Chief of the NICHD’s Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch
  • Dr. Layla Esposito, a Program Director in the NICHD’s Child Development and Behavior Branch
  • Dr. James Blair, Chief of the Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health

Research Perspectives is a podcast series with updates on scientific findings from the institute. The series provides a means for researchers to go beyond news releases, to discuss the implications of research and the directions that future studies might take.

The December podcast is available at http://
podcasts/Documents/NICHD_Research_Perspectives_121613.mp3 (MP3 - 18 MB) and the transcript at http://

Previous NICHD Research Perspectives are available at http://


About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute's Web site at  

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