There are 76 million children in the U.S. today and 46 million of them can expect to be touched by violence in their life. Learn how to better protect children and teens and prevent violence by visiting these sites.
Safety Brief: Victimization, Prevention, and Academic Achievement
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The NCTSN was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. Visit their site for resources, training, and additional information.
Violence Prevention from the CDC
In 1992, CDC established the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) as the lead federal organization for violence prevention. The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is one of three divisions within NCIPC. The Division’s mission is to prevent injuries and deaths caused by violence. DVP is committed to stopping violence before it begins (i.e., primary prevention).