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CDC releases “Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, Version 2.”

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This document includes the latest information available for standardizing sexual violence surveillance definitions and data elements.

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Youth violence is a leading cause of death and injuries. When communities have a clear understanding of what youth violence is and who it affects, prevention efforts can be strengthened. This section describes youth violence and the importance of using consistent terms to define it.

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Millions of children and young adults attend schools and universities each year. Preventing violence in these environments is important to promoting learning, safety, and health.

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Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Using consistent definitions can help us know where and how it occurs and who is affected. Click here to find C

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A consistent definition of sexual violence helps us understand and prevent it. It help us learn about who it affects and how, and the conditions that put people at risk. Find CDC’s definition here.

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Intimate partner violence is a major public health concern; millions of women and men in the U.S. are victims each year. Using a consistent definition helps us to know where it occurs, who it affects, and its impact.

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Unhealthy relationships can start early and have lasting consequences. By understanding conditions that lead to violence in dating relationships and teaching healthy relationship skills, we can stop teen dating violence, before it starts.

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One child being harmed, intentionally or not, is one too many. Sadly, many children suffer from child maltreatment every year. But, it doesn’t have to happen. Real prevention begins with a clear understanding of the problem. Keep reading to learn more about CDC’s definition of child maltreatment.

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Electronic media, the Internet, cell phones, and chat rooms can provide wonderful opportunities for young people to increase knowledge, express creativity, and build new relationships. But, these same tools can also be used to embarrass, harass, or threaten peers.