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Violence Types

The Levels of Prevention

CDC’s VetoViolence focuses on primary prevention: stopping violence before it occurs. Immediate and long-term responses to violence are also imperative to reducing the effects of violence.

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Take advantage of these new, sharable, and practical tools to identify specific violence prevention strategies at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.


Intimate Partner Violence, sexual violence, and stalking are widespread, impact all types of people, and cause far-reaching health issues. The good news is they are preventable. Understand these types of violence through an infographic and take action to stop them before they start in your community.

Discussion Forum

Catch the webcast re-cap of the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds conversation from Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT, to learn about the role public health can play in preventing suicide.

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Join the movement and share your commitment to helping prevent suicide.

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Summary: Help honor National Suicide Prevention Month by joining the “Ask the Expert” Forum on Suicide Prevention September 21-25th on the CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook page.

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As kids prepare to head back to class, planning a successful school year also includes helping keep them safe.

Dating Matters

DATING MATTERS® training is a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health.

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As colleges across the country prepare to welcome students back to class, these resources can help support sexual assault prevention efforts.


CDC recently hosted Essentials for Childhood grantees for a three-day meeting designed to share updates, best practices, and lessons learned.