Violence is a significant problem in the United States and around the world. It affects all of us, no matter how old we are, our race, our ethnicity, and regardless of where we work, live or play.
Recognition of violence as a public health problem began in the U.S. in 1979. The field of violence prevention has and continues to evolve at a remarkable pace.
Over the last 30 years, we’ve witnessed the development and implementation of many prevention programs and strategies across the country. We’ve seen the body of research on “what works” to prevent violence expand. And, we’ve learned from the dedicated professionals who provided a foundation from which we can continue to bolster our prevention efforts.
We’re proud of our accomplishments, but there is much work still to do.
Our interactive tools and trainings can help. We invite you to explore all of them, as each one will help strengthen your prevention efforts in a different way. Click here to find more information and resources for all types of violence.