Video Resources

General Violence Prevention
Moving Forward

People with risk factors may be more likely to experience violence. Meanwhile, protective factors can help buffer people from violence. This video will humanize both types of factors by using actors on a stage to show how people can move up or get held back in life, depending on positive or negative impacts. It will ultimately show how increasing what protects people from violence and reducing what puts people at risk for it benefits everyone.

Funded Programs and Initiatives
The Cardiff Violence Prevention Model

The Cardiff Violence Prevention Model provides a way for communities to gain more complete information as to where violence occurs and how to prevent it by forming partnerships between hospitals and law enforcement and others invested in violence prevention.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Prevent ACEs Now

Prevent ACEs Now explains early childhood adversity and gives simple actions to support families and help make a better future for all children possible in their community.

We Can Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are an important public health issue.

Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abuse and Neglect Definition Video

Child abuse and neglect is an important societal concern affecting children, their families, and society at large. There were 683,000 victims of child abuse and neglect (CAN) reported to child protective services in 2015. Also available in Spanish

Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate Partner Violence Definition Video

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem. Public health and violence prevention practitioners and researchers are united by a common goal: prevent IPV by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Also available in Spanish

Dating Matters Model Promo

Introduction to the Dating Matters comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model and its seven components.

Dating Matters Success Story Videos

Dating Matters Success Story Videos

Baltimore Video
Baltimore has a long history of addressing violence among Baltimore’s young people through innovative public health programming and policy initiatives. Videoexternal iconexternal icon

Chicago Video
Chicago has established a unique network of partners dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of youth that worked together to implement Dating Matters. Videoexternal iconexternal icon

Ft. Lauderdale Video
The Broward County Health Department and Broward County Public Schools have an extensive history partnering on school-based and community-wide adolescent health and violence prevention programs. Videoexternal iconexternal icon

Oakland Video
The Alameda County Public Health Department has worked to improve the health and safety of County residents and the neighborhoods in which they live. Videoexternal iconexternal icon

Sexual Violence
Sexual Violence Definitions Video

Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives. Also available in Spanish

Make Your Move to Prevent Sexual Violence

The Make Your Move coalition developed bar workshops to better equip bar staff, especially men, with the skills to recognize sexually aggressive behavior, and then intervene safely. Make Your Move is an adaptation of Bringing in the Bystander, which is featured in CDC’s technical packages for preventing sexual and intimate partner violence. Enable Audio Descriptions

Suicide Definition Video

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death and is also currently in the top 5 leading causes among ages 10 to 54. Also available in Spanish

Sources of Strength Stops Suicide

The mission of Sources of Strength (SoS) is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength is featured in CDC’s technical package for suicide prevention because it moves beyond a focus on risk factors, using a strengths-based approach for youth suicide prevention. Enable Audio Descriptions

Youth Violence
Youth Violence Definition Video

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 widespread in the United States and is the third leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Also available in Spanish

SafERteens Prevents Youth Violence

SafERteens is an evidence-based brief intervention that is implemented in Emergency Departments. This 30-minute intervention is designed for youth who present to Emergency Departments with violence or alcohol problems (a demonstrated risk factor for youth violence) and has the goal of reducing future violence revictimization, substance use, involvement in crime and violence, and rates of entry or re-entry into the criminal justice system. Enable Audio Descriptions

National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCS)

The CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) currently funds five Youth Violence Prevention Centers (YVPCs) that work to reduce youth violence in local communities across the nation in an effort to eliminate the causes and consequences of a major public health issue.

Youth Violence Prevention Center -Denver – The Power of Prevention

The Youth Violence Prevention Center (YVPC) Denver is working to create safe and healthy communities for all youth and families by developing and testing innovative solutions to prevent violence. Learn how community members play a vital role in creating an ecosystem of prevention by teaching youth how to manage their feelings, express their emotions, and develop positive relationships. This video features Montbello and Park Hill communities in Denver, Colorado.

Be Someone’s Hero

About one in five teens reports being bullied, which is harmful, but preventable. This video will support a larger effort on the VetoViolence Facebook page during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October 2017. Englishexternal iconexternal icon | Spanish subtitlesexternal iconexternal icon

Data and Surveillance Systems
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) Overview

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing survey that collects the most current and comprehensive national- and state-level data on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking victimization in the United States.

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Overview

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is the only state-based surveillance system that collects and links data from multiple sources on the entire violent incident into one anonymous database, providing context about victims and suspects; their relationships; preceding circumstances; and weapons used, among other variables. Such data are far more comprehensive than what is available elsewhere. Subtítulos disponibles en español (Subtitles available in Spanish)

Page last reviewed: November 5, 2020