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Defining Risk and Protective Factors


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Risk and Protective Factors for perpetration of violence can take place at the individual, relationship, community, and societal level.


Conditions that make it more likely that people will act violently are called risk factors.

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are all risk factors for experiencing violence.

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Conditions that make it less likely that people will experience violence or that increase their resilience when they are faced with risk factors are called protective factors.

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are examples of protective factors.

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