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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!

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.

Core Tool

In the time since we began to recognize violence as a serious public health concern, growing research has identified key data that can help us proactively address the problem.

Video & Audio

Video gives definition of intimate partner violence and describes strategies to prevent it.

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Social norms refer to values, beliefs, attitudes, and/or behaviors shared by a group of people. They are often based on what people believe to be normal, typical, or appropriate. Social norms can function as unspoken rules or guidelines for how people behave, and for how people are expected to behave.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Join the movement to promote safe, violence-free relationships throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month.


Everyone is positively impacted by a lifetime of healthy, positive relationships.


CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) offers valuable data to help communities stop sexual violence before it starts. Download information, tools, and other resources here.

Fact Sheet

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.