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Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

2014

Free Violence Prevention Course
The training—which offers continuing education credits through CDC—teaches the: key concepts of primary prevention, public health approach, and social-ecological model. Participants complete interactive exercises to learn to help prevent five types of violence: child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, suicide, and youth violence.

CDC Grand Rounds: A Public Health Approach to Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence
Women are more likely to experience severe physical (24.3%) and sexual violence from a partner, and twice as likely to be killed.

Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2010
Female suicide rates were highest among non-Hispanic AI/ANs followed by non-Hispanic whites. Among females, the lowest rates of suicide were among non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics.

2013

New Materials from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
New materials include a brochure, 2010 Summary Findings, Findings by Sexual Orientation, and Customizable Template fact sheets, and are accessible on CDCV’s Violence Prevention webpage.

Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years - United States, 1999-2010
The suicide rate for women increased 31.5%, from 6.2 to 8.1. Among women, suicide rates increased with age, and the largest percentage increase in suicide rate was observed among women aged 60–64 years (59.7%, from 4.4 to 7.0). Among American Indian/Alaska Natives, the suicide rate for women increased 81.4%, from 5.7 to 10.3. Among whites, the rate for women increased 41.9%.

Sexual Assault Awareness
Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives.

Teen Dating Violence
Dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. But it doesn't have to happen at all. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.

2012

Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community (10/30/2012)
A key strategy in preventing intimate partner violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent intimate partner relationships through individual, community, and societal level change.

Breaking the Silence: Public Health’s Role in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention (6/30/2012)
This session of Grand Rounds explored Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner or spouse.  IPV can vary in frequency and severity.

Prevent Teen Dating Violence (3/8/2012)
Dating violence can happen to any teen, anytime, anywhere. But it doesn't have to happen at all. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence with CDC's online resources.

2011

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) (12/29/2011)
This survey provides baseline data that will be used to track trends in sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. More than 1 million women are raped in a year and over 6 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year, based on a survey conducted in 2010. These findings emphasize that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are important and widespread public health problems in the United States.

Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community (11/3/2011)
A key strategy in preventing intimate partner violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent intimate partner relationships through individual, community, and societal level change.

Surveillance for Violent Deaths - National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2008 (9/16/2011)
This report summarizes data from CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) regarding violent deaths from 16 U.S. states for 2008. Results are reported by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, marital status, location of injury, method of injury, circumstances of injury, and other selected characteristics.

Sexual Assault Awareness (4/20/2011)
In the United States, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men report that they have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

STRYVE to Prevent Youth Violence (3/30/2011)
STRYVE, or Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere, is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts.

Talk to Teens about Healthy Relationships (3/15/2011)
Kids who report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year are more likely to report unhealthy behaviors like binge drinking, suicide attempts, and physical fighting. Find out what can be done.

Principles of Prevention Course (3/15/2011)
One way CDC is helping the nation prevent violence is a free on-line course called Principles of Prevention. The course--which offers continuing education credits--teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model. Participants complete interactive exercises to learn to help prevent five types of violence: Child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide.

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