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Violence Types


This infographic highlights facts everyone should know about intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

This infographic highlights how adverse childhood experiences affect our lives and our society—and what we can do to prevent them.

Public Health Leadership (PHL) Initiative

Child maltreatment can be prevented before it occurs. State health departments can promote and enhance effective prevention efforts and make a lasting difference for many. Use these resources to help your health department’s efforts.

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Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a national initiative led by CDC and helps communities take a public health approach to preventing youth violence. Join us!


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.


Suicide is a leading cause of death. People who attempt suicide and their families, friends and communities can experience physical, emotional, and economic problems. But, preventing suicide is possible. You can help. Learn more.


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


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.


Youth violence affects all communities and all members of a community. The good news is youth violence is preventable. Evidence-based youth violence prevention approaches can improve the well-being of everyone.

Risk Factor

Suicide is a complex issue, and our research is helping us better understand it so we can prevent it. Some factors can increase vulnerability to suicidal thoughts or behavior. Other factors in relationships, homes, and communities can help lower the risk. We can stop suicide, before it happens.