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CDC's VetoViolence Website

Community HealthSim - Come learn about Vetoville and put your violence prevention knowledge to the test in this simulation.See the VetoViolence website to learn how to stop violence before it happens.

VetoViolence is CDC's online source of free violence prevention trainings, tools, and resources. Check out the VetoViolence website to learn how to stop violence—before it happens.

Why Use VetoViolence?

Are you a busy violence prevention practitioner, short on time, doing more with less, and looking for ways to maximize your resources? CDC's VetoViolence website offers free, online, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools, trainings, and resources based on the best available evidence and research. The tools, trainings, and resources provide practical knowledge and skills to assist and enhance the work of violence prevention practitioners.

What's Available?

VetoViolence offers various trainings, tools, and resources to support you in creating safer communities.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Snapshot is a resource designed to help you understand the landmark Kaiser ACE Study. The resource answers questions like how can we use the ACE study to prevent ACEs from occurring?  Learn more today. 
  • Dating Matters® Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool is an online system that will help you assess and monitor your capacity for implementing a comprehensive teen dating violence initiative. The tool will help you gather information, generate reports, and work with partners to determine capacity priorities and to develop action plans.
  • Dating Matters® Training is an online course in which you can learn how to improve the health of teens and to prevent teen dating violence.
  • EvaluACTION is a new tool within VetoViolence that allows you to:
    • Learn the dos and don'ts of evaluation.
    • Debunk evaluation myths.
    • Create, save, download, and edit your logic model and evaluation plan.
  • Principles of Prevention is an online training in which you learn how to apply key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model to your violence prevention work.
  • STRYVE Online Resources is a space with everything you need to create, edit, and save a customized youth violence prevention plan.  Find support for everything from building your team, establishing goals, selecting evidence-based strategies, and measuring your progress.
  • Come learn about Vetoville and put your violence prevention knowledge to the test in this simulation.

  • Success Stories Portal is a tool you can use to create, save, download, and edit your stories of successful violence prevention efforts. You can showcase your positive results with partners once you create and download your success story.
  • Understanding Evidence is an online resource where you can learn the value of making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. You will discover the three types of evidence involved in decision-making, look at different data collection methodologies, and identify standards of practice in research evidence and factors that can influence decisions.
  • Community HealthSim is a new tool that demonstrates the connections between violence and community issues, such as struggling businesses and schools, overcrowded jails, and long wait hours in the emergency room. You will be a consultant to Vetoville and discover how planning and strategic action can prevent violence before it happens.

Who Should Use VetoViolence?

VetoViolence is designed primarily for violence prevention practitioners, but anyone working to prevent violence in their community will find the information useful. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • CDC grantees
  • Partners
  • Researchers
  • Program evaluators
  • Technical assistance providers
  • Decision makers
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