Different types of violence are connected and often share the same root causes. CDC’s Preventing Teen Dating and Youth Violence by Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors program funds 5 local health departments to engage in primary prevention activities to prevent teen dating violence and youth violence.
The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System results present a promising picture for some behaviors and experiences among high school students; however, other areas reveal that teens are still engaging in behaviors that put them at risk.
The 2019 YRBS results present a promising picture for some behaviors and experiences among high school students; however, other areas reveal that teens are still engaging in behaviors that put them at risk. While these health risk behaviors vary by sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and grade, the 2019 YRBS results show that there is more work to do to help all teens create lifelong healthy behaviors.
These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them. Learn more about the respiratory illness coronavirus COVID-19 here. Below are resources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help. Click on the arrows to find resources on each topic.
These tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish.
These reports present information about the percentages of high school and middle school students who engage in certain risk behaviors, along with the status of school health policies and programs designed to address those behaviors.
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report provides data summary and trend information on varying topics, including sexual behavior, high risk substance use, violence victimization, mental health and suicide, and minority youth.
This fact sheet provides information on how to cope with grief after an incident of community violence, introduces common signs of grief and anger, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief.