Goal: Prevent violence and related injuries and deaths.
Many people in the United States experience physical assaults, sexual violence, and gun-related injuries. Adolescents are especially at risk for experiencing violence. Interventions to reduce violence are needed to keep people safe in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.
Children who experience violence are at risk for long-term physical, behavioral, and mental health problems. Strategies to protect children from violence can help improve their health and well-being later in life.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Key Injury and Violence Data. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/overview/key_data.html