Youth Violence

Teens standing against wall

Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day, and in turn, their families, schools, and communities. Youth violence is an adverse childhood experience and is connected to other forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, adult intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide. The good news is youth violence is preventable. The ultimate goal is to stop youth violence before it starts.

Page last reviewed: October 30, 2018