Youth Violence Prevention is Possible!
help stop youth violence before it starts. Effective prevention strategies promote awareness of youth violence
as a public health problem that can be prevented.
Do your part during National Youth
Violence Prevention Week by committing to these strategies…
- Promoting family environments that support
- Providing quality education early in life.
- Strengthening youth’s skills through universal
- Connecting youth to caring adults and
- Create protective community environments.
- Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future
To learn how to advance these strategies
through approaches and discover the evidence behind them based on decades of
research, check out CDC’s
Youth Violence Prevention Technical Package.
Youth Violence is a Serious Public Health Problem
Every day among youth aged 10 to
- 12 are victims of homicide.
- 1,374 are treated in emergency departments for
injuries from physical assault.
But youth violence isn’t
inevitable. You can be part of the solution.
By working together, we can provide
safe and healthy relationships and environments for all young people to achieve
their full potential.
Show Your Support on April 6
Select “Support with Facebook” or
“Support with Twitter.” Your account will post this one-time message for action
and prevention on April 6 at noon. Your voice will join CDC, leaders,
organizations, youth violence prevention professionals, and people who are
empowering communities everywhere to help young people grow up safe and
Together, we can #VetoViolence and
create safe and supportive environments and relationships for all youth
For more information and resources on youth violence prevention, visit: