Infographic about Youth Violence Prevention
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Prevent Youth Violence & Related Risk Behaviors
Help every young person grow up safe & thrive as an adult
Examples of youth violence include bullying, threats with weapons, fights, and gang-related violence.
Every day among youth aged 10-24:
- 12 of victims of homicide
- 1,374 are treated in emergency departments for injuries from physical assault
Preventing youth violence is a priority for CDC.
Youth violence isn’t inevitable. It’s a public health problem that can be stopped before it starts.
CDC has developed a technical package to help states and communities use the best-available evidence to prevent youth violence.
6 strategies to prevent youth violence from decades of research:
- Promote family environments that support healthy development
- Provide quality education early in life
- Strengthen youth’s skills
- Connect youth to caring adults and activities
- Create protective community environments
- Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future risk
It is important to monitor and evaluate your efforts. Findings can be used to inform planning and enhance implementation.
Be part of the solution. www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention
Your prevention efforts may involve developing new partnerships & working across sectors.
Including: Public Health, Government, Health Care Services, Social Services, Education, Businesses, Justice, Housing, Non-Governmental Organizations, Foundations
Act now! Use CDC’s technical package to enhance or expand your prevention efforts.
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