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Understanding Youth Violence Fact Sheet
This two-page fact sheet provides an overview of youth violence. It is intended for the general public.

Youth Violence: Facts at a Glance
This fact sheet provides up-to-date data and statistics on youth violence.

Preventing Youth Violence: Program Activities Guide
This guide describes CDC's public health activities and research to prevent youth violence.

Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence
This report clarifies trends in youth violence, identifies risk factors, and reviews the effectiveness of specific prevention strategies.

World Report on Violence and Health
This report is the first comprehensive review of violence on a global scale. Chapter 2 provides detailed information on youth violence.

CDC published Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers

Electronic Aggression
According to a recent issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, electronic media is providing new arenas for youth violence to occur.

The Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs for the Prevention of Violent and Aggressive Behavior.

CDC publishes a compendium of assessment tools to help researchers collect data on violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences.


Consistent definitions are necessary for obtaining accurate and reliable estimates of youth violence.

Data Sources

Data, including the number of violence-related injuries and deaths, help define the magnitude of the problem.

Risk and Protective Factors
Risk and protective factors are important considerations in the development of prevention programs.

Youth violence can have a devastating impact on victims and communities.

Prevention Strategies
The current science base includes information on best practices and promising prevention strategies.

Strategies are presented for distributing prevention information and ensuring widespread adoption within communities.

  Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention

School Violence
Adolescent and School Health
CDC's Extramural Research Program
Links to online resource information


Content Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention
Page last modified: August 11, 2008