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Youth Violence


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


All young people deserve a life free of violence. In this infographic and the associated report, The World Health Organization (WHO) explains the vital role the health sector plays in preventing and responding to youth violence.

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.

Prevent Bullying Before It Starts

Find out what you can do to prevent bullying in your school and community before it starts!

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


Interact with CDC & Students Against Violence Everywhere during National Youth Violence Prevention Week!


CDC’s research and community work underscores the importance—and possibility—of preventing youth violence. A new report and action guide provides strategies that can help.


Access information on violence against children and youth anywhere, courtesy of WISQARS Mobile.

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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!