Violence Prevention is made up of groups working to help eliminate any emotional, physical, sexual, domestic, or other violence within our communities.
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, we work every day to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives.
VetoViolence is CDC’s online source for free violence prevention trainings, tools, and resources. Check out the VetoViolence website to learn how to stop violence, before it happens.
Research suggests that over the course of a year, nearly 60 percent of the children in the United States will either experience or witness violence, crime, or abuse in their homes, schools, or communities. Exposure to violence leaves physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. Youth who have been exposed to violence are more likely later in life to abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer from depression and other disorders, have difficulty in school, and engage in criminal behavior. Too often, the violence that children experience and witness is regarded as little more than the price of growing up.
Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of 40% to 70%.
When domestic violence survivors escape a dangerous home situation, they often find safety at an emergency shelter. The time period in which women can stay in a shelter varies—sometimes they can stay for weeks, sometimes a few months. But where do they go then?
Fight the New Drug exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.
HazingPrevention.Org is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources, and building partnerships with others. Major initiatives of the organization include National Hazing Prevention Week™, the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention™, and educational courses that touch the lives of thousands of individuals, organizations, campuses and communities.
Take the pledge and make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.
Love is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV, and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood, or alone. It’s hundreds of thousands of people just like you who have turned this idea into a movement. A movement of all types of people who have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings us down.
Loveisrespect’s mission is to engage, educate, and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Highly-trained peer advocates offer support, information, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers, and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat, and texting services are available 24/7/365.
The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (National Resource Center) offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to promote the overall well-being of children, youth, and their families. We believe that, with the right resources and support, all communities – regardless of their ZIP code – can promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.