Youth Violence Prevention at CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively engaged in efforts to stop youth violence before it starts. CDC’s strategic areas for youth violence prevention include
Monitoring and researching the problem,
Developing and evaluating prevention strategies,
Supporting and enhancing prevention programs,
Providing prevention resources, and
Encouraging research and development.
CDC’s youth violence prevention activities are geared toward practical actions that
make a difference right now. We study the factors that increase the risk of violence
and the factors that protect youth from harm, and we use the results of these studies
to guide prevention programs and policies. We conduct studies that evaluate how
well these programs work and identify those with the greatest impact. Knowing what
works is crucial in implementing effective prevention programs in schools and communities.
Learn more about CDC’s work in youth violence prevention at: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/index.html .