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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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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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Research is teaching us about conditions that can make children vulnerable to maltreatment. We are also learning more about protective factors to help buffer children from harm. Learn more here.

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Child maltreatment is a significant public health problem that has devastating and long-lasting consequences. Children and families are harmed and also the communities where they live. No one is immune from the problem, and we must all work together to find a solution. Read more here.

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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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Injury, disability, and death can result from repeated or a one-time incident of intimate partner violence. Physical and psychological harm can produce lifelong issues for victims and communities. But, there is hope.

Risk Factor

Research gives us a better understanding of how and why intimate partner violence occurs. A range of factors have been identified that can increase the risk for victimization or perpetration.

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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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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.

Risk Factor

Ongoing research is giving us a better understanding of who is affected by sexual violence and how and why it occurs. Preventing sexual violence before it happens is possible.