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Sexual violence is a significant public health concern. It has harmful and lasting physical, mental health, and economic consequences for victims, families, and communities. Find out more here.

Essentials for Childhood Framework

Relationships and environments where children are nurtured and safe help them become healthy and productive adults. Prevention resources, such as Essentials for Childhood, can help communities promote positive environments and relationships.

Fact Sheet

CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) offers valuable data to help communities stop intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking before it starts. Learn more through this fact sheet which provides an overview.


Intimate partner violence is a major public health concern. Through research, education and the sharing of ideas, we are learning more about this problem and using our knowledge to inform and strengthen prevention strategies.

Fact Sheet

Preventing youth violence is possible. Click here to download and print a fact sheet with more information about youth violence.


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