Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys

Violence is a major public health and human rights concern. An estimated 1 billion children—half of all the children in the world—are victims of violence every year.

A first step in preventing violence globally is understanding how much it happens, where it occurs, and its impacts on the health and well being of children and youth. CDC’s Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) measure physical, emotional, and sexual violence against children and youth up to age 24.

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Technical Package
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INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children. [1.11 MB, 108 Pages, Print Only]external icon This technical package is a group of strategies distilled from the best available evidence and with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children.

Page last reviewed: October 15, 2021