Medics against violence--the development of a new violence prevention intervention for schools

Dent Update. 2010 Oct;37(8):532-4, 537-8, 540. doi: 10.12968/denu.2010.37.8.532.


This article outlines the rationale, evidence base and development of a new anti-violence intervention for schools delivered in the school setting by healthcare professionals. It is an example of multi-professional and mutli-disciplinary working and demonstrates how all healthcare professionals can be involved in wider healthcare issues.

Clinical relevance: The majority of victims of violence are young men. Most incidents of interpersonal violence involve injury to the head and neck area, including the dentition. The Medics against Violence Schools Project is very relevant to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Oral Surgeons and General Dental Practitioners all of whom may have to deal with the sequelae of such injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Facial Injuries / etiology
  • Health Personnel / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Psychosocial Deprivation
  • School Health Services*
  • Scotland
  • Violence / prevention & control*