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This list only includes MMWRs focused on violence data and prevention from the past 5 years.

Please go to the MMWR website for full listing of articles.

The articles are organized by topic, then year in which they were published.

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Boost Your Competitive Edge: Actions for a Healthy, Productive Workforce [939KB, 12Pages, 508]
This resource outlines actions that a business or organization can take to ensure a healthier and more productive workforce, now and into the next generation. Employers can use this resource as a guide to consider strategic investments that may reduce employee stress through the promotion of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for your employees and their children, as well as throughout your community as a whole.

Building Community Commitment for Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments [345KB, 16Pages, 508] Book
A how to guide that provides implementation methods for one of the Essentials for Childhood Framework’s four goals. This document introduces how to raise awareness and build commitment for safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.

Child Maltreatment: Facts at a Glance [78KB, 1Page, 508]
This data sheet provides up-to-date data and statistics on child maltreatment.

Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements [4.12MB, 148Pages, 508]
The purpose of the child maltreatment uniform definitions and recommended data elements is to present a definition of child maltreatment, its associated terms, and recommended data elements for voluntary use by individuals and organizations in the public health community. The definitions and data elements are intended to promote and improve consistency of child maltreatment surveillance for public health practices. It is designed to be used by state and local health department staff to assist in and provide a framework for the collection of public health surveillance data on child maltreatment.

Essentials for Childhood: Steps to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children [5.5MB, 44Pages, 508] Book
This document describes CDC’s framework for preventing child abuse and neglect through the promotion of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. The framework lays out the steps to reach four key goals.

Journalists’Guide to Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Preventable Tragedy
This guide gives journalists and other media professionals access to the pertinent background and resources needed to effectively cover the story of shaken baby syndrome as a public health issue. The guide provides tips for parents and caregivers on coping with a crying baby, reinforces that crying is a normal part of infant development, and educates parents and caregivers on ways to calm down when frustrated or pushed to the limit by a crying baby.

Parent Training Programs: Insight for Practitioners [PDF 615KB]
This document summarizes the findings of a meta-analysis to identify components associated with more effective and less effective parent training program and provides evidence-based guidance for practitioners who work with parents and families to improve parenting skills and prevent child maltreatment.

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Recommended Definitions for Public Health Surveillance and Research [8.8MB, 16Pages, 508] Book
This publication was developed to improve the quality and consistency of data on abusive head trauma in children by providing a definition of abusive head trauma and presenting recommended data elements for use by individuals and organizations. The document is designed to aid in the collection of surveillance data intended to promote and improve consistency of abusive head trauma surveillance for public health purposes. Definitions and data elements are based on International Classification of Diseases external-cause-of-injury codes.

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities [3.69MB, 52Pages, 508]
This document is CDC’s technical package for preventing child abuse and neglect. Within the document, a number of strategies are identified to help states and communities prioritize prevention activities based on the best available evidence.

Preventing Child Maltreatment: Program Activities Guide [492KB, 8Pages, 508]
This guide describes CDC’s public health activities and research to prevent child abuse and neglect. The guide outlines the four categories of activities that are key to CDC’s prevention work: monitoring and researching the problem, developing and evaluating prevention strategies, supporting and enhancing prevention programs, and encouraging research and development.

Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Promotion of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships Between Children and Caregivers [PDF 279KB]
This document describes a five-year vision for CDC’s work in child maltreatment prevention. The overall strategy in preventing child maltreatment is to promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and their caregivers.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures [PDF 4.57MB]
CDC developed this document to assist youth-serving organizations as they begin to adopt prevention strategies for child sexual abuse. The guide identifies key components of child sexual abuse prevention for organizations and includes prevention goals and critical strategies for each component. Suggestions for addressing challenges and tools to help organizations get started are also provided.

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome: Guide for Health Departments and Community Based Organizations
This guide can help your organization identify roles to take action to protect infants from shaken baby syndrome, also known as abusive head trauma. The guide offers information on building a framework for prevention, getting the message out, building partnerships, and impacting policy. Together with local and national partners, your organization can make a difference in prevention.

Promoting Healthy Parenting Practices Across Cultural Groups: A CDC Research Brief [PDF 6.28MB]
This publication presents findings from focus groups conducted by CDC to explore cultural issues around parenting strategies and values among African-Americans, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanic- Americans, and non-Hispanic Whites.

Promoting Positive Community Norms [PDF 425KB] Book
A how to guide that provides implementation methods for one of the Essentials for Childhood Framework’s four goals. This provides a guide to creating community norms that increase understanding and promotion of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families.

Promoting Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships: A Strategic Direction for Child Maltreatment Prevention [PDF 93KB]
This two-page document summarizes key concepts related to CDC’s primary strategy in child maltreatment prevention: the promotion of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and their parents or caregivers.

The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan [PDF 1MB]
The purpose of this publication is to summarize the research on childhood stress and its implications for adult health and well-being. Of particular interest is the stress caused by child abuse, neglect, and repeated exposure to intimate partner violence.

THRIVES: A Global Technical Package to Prevent Violence Against Children [PDF 954KB] Book
The United Nations has issued a call-to-action to eliminate violence against children. Essential to preventing violence against children is guidance to countries that want to use the best available evidence to address this problem. THRIVES provides this evidence. It represents a select group of complementary strategies that represent critical components for preventing violence against children. CDC and key global partners recognize many of the THRIVES strategies as being critical components of successful efforts to prevent violence against children.

THRIVES: Core Strategies to Prevention Violence Against Children One Pager [PDF 398KB] Book
This document summarizes THRIVES, a select group of complementary strategies that reflect the best available evidence to help countries sharpen their focus on priorities with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children.

Understanding Child Maltreatment: Fact Sheet [PDF 192KB]
Intended for the general public, this 2-page fact sheet provides a basic overview of child maltreatment.

General Violence Prevention

Lyons BH, Fowler KA, Jack SPD, Betz CJ, Blair JM. Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 17 States, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016; 65(10):1-42.

Florence C, Haegerich T, Simon T, Zhou C, Luo F. Estimated lifetime medical and work-loss costs of emergency department–treated nonfatal injuries — United States, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015; 64(38): 1078-1082.

Parks SE, Johnson LL, McDaniel DD, Gladden M. Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014; 63(SS01): 1-33.

Degutis LC, Sleet DA, Kohn M, Benjamin G, Cohen N, Iskander J. CDC Grand Rounds: Evidence-based injury prevention.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014; 62(51-52): 1048-1050.

David-Ferdon C, Dahlberg LL, Kegler S.  Homicide Rates Among Persons Aged 10–24 Years — United States, 1981–2010.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(27): 545-548.

Kegler SR, Mercy JA. Firearm Homicides and Suicides in Major Metropolitan Areas — United States, 2006-2007 and 2009-2010.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(30): 597-602.

Logan J, Hall J, McDaniel D, Stevens M.  Homicide—United States, 2007 and 2009.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(03): 164-170.

Karch DL, Logan J, McDaniel D, Parks S, Patel N. Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2009.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries 2012 61(ss06): 1-43.

Karch DL, Logan J, Patel N. Surveillance for violent deaths—National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2008.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011; 60(SS10): 1-54.

Kegler SR, Annest JL, Kresnow MJ, Mercy JA. Violence-related firearm deaths among residents of metropolitan areas and cities—United States, 2006-2007.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011; 60(18): 573-78.

Sleet DA, Dahlberg L, Basavaraju SV, Mercy J, McGuire LC, Greenspan A. Injury prevention, violence prevention and trauma care: Building the scientific base in public health. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011; 60(Suppl-4): 78-85. (Public Health Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of MMWR at CDC)

Logan JE, Smith SG, Stevens MR. Homicides-United States, 1999-2007.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011; 60(Suppl-1): 67-70. (CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2011)

Karch DL, Dahlberg LL, Patel N. Surveillance for violent deaths—National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 states, 2007.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2010; 59(SS04); 1-50.

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Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Basile KC, Walters ML, Chen J, Merrick MT. Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization in the United States—2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014; 63(SS08): 1-18.

Spivak HR, Jenkins EL, VanAudenhove K, Lee D, Kelly M, Iskander J. CDC Grand Rounds: A public health approach to prevention of intimate partner violence. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015;63(02):38-41.

Spivak HR, Jenkins EL, VanAudenhove K, Lee D, Kelly M, Iskander J. CDC Grand Rounds: A Public Health Approach to Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014; 63(02): 38-41.

Sexual Violence Prevention

Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Basile KC, Walters ML, Chen J, Merrick MT. Prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization — National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015;63(SS-08):1-2.

Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Basile KC, Walters ML, Chen J, Merrick MT. Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization in the United States—2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014; 63(SS08): 1-18.

Suicide Prevention

David-Ferdon C, Crosby AE, Caine ED, Hindman J, Reed J, Iskander J. CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing Suicide Through a Comprehensive Public Health Approach. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016; 65(34):894–897.

McIntosh WL, Spies EL, Stone DM, Lokey CN, Trudeau AT, Bartholow B. Suicide rates by occupational group — 17 states, 2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016; 65(25):641–645.

Sullivan EM, Annest JL, Simon TR, Luo F, Dahlberg LL. Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10–24 Years — United States, 1994–2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015; 64(08): 201-205.

Nett RJ, Wittel TK, Holzbauer SM, Elchos BL, Campagnolo ER, Musgrave KJ, et al. Notes from the field: prevalence of risk factors for suicide among veterinarians – United States, 2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015; 64(5): 131-132.

Kegler SR, Mercy JA. Firearm Homicides and Suicides in Major Metropolitan Areas — United States, 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(30): 597-602.

Cochran J, Geltman PL, Ellis H, Brown C, Anderton S, Montour J, et al. Suicide and suicidal ideation among Bhutanese refugees–United States, 2009-2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(26): 533-536.

Sullivan EM, Annest LL, Luo F, Simon TR, Dahlberg LL. Suicide among adults aged 35-64 years – United States, 1999-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(17): 321-325.

Crosby AE, Ortega L, Stevens MR. Suicides — United States, 2005–2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(03): 179-183. (CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013.)

Crosby AE, Han B, Ortega LAG, Parks SE, Gfroerer J. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adults aged ≥ 18 years—United States, 2008-2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011; 60(SS13): 1-22.

Crosby AE, Ortega L, Stevens MR. Suicides-United States, 1999-2007. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011;60(Suppl-1): 56-59. (CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2011)

Newman S, Akre E, Bossarte R, Mack K, Crosby A. Suicides in national parks–United States, 2003-2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2010; 59(47): 1546-1549.

Youth Violence Prevention

Massetti GM, David-Ferdon C. Preventing violence among high-risk youth and communities with economic, policy, and structural strategies. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016; 65(1):57-60.

David-Ferdon C, Simon TR, Spivak H, Gorman-Smith D, Savannah SB, Listenbee RL, Iskander J. CDC Grand Rounds: Preventing Youth Violence. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015; 64(07): 171-174.

Egley A, Logan J, McDaniel D. Gang Homicides — Five U.S. Cities, 2003–2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2012; 61(03): 46-51.

McKenna M, Hawk E, Mullen J, Hertz M. Bullying among middle School and high school students – Massachusetts, 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2011; 60(15): 465-471.

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