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The Social-Ecological Model:A Framework for Violence Prevention

Understand sexual violence: fact sheetCDC uses a four-level social-ecological model (SEM) to better understand and prevent violence.1 Each level in the social ecological model can be thought of as a level of influence and also as a key point for prevention.

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  1. Dahlberg LL, Krug EG. Violence-a global public health problem. In: Krug E, Dahlberg LL, Mercy JA, Zwi AB, Lozano R, eds. World Report on Violence and Health. Geneva, Switzerland: World 1. Health Organization; 2002:1–56.

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