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Violence Prevention, Reduction and Intervention

 

Violence and the threat of violence can happen in your home, your community and around the world. There are organizations and information to help you and your children. Learn more  


 

In your home

There are places to go where you can be safe if you need to leave because of violence in your home. Learn more  

The Family Acceptance Project gives families ideas about how to decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBTQ+ children. Learn more   

There are resources and organizations to support persons who identify as LGBTQ+. Learn more    


 

In your community

There are helpful suggestions for you and your children about how to be aware and stay safe in a neighborhood setting. Learn more  

If your young child has witnessed violence, you may notice a change in his or her behavior. Safe Start works to improve outcomes for children who witness violence whether in their homes or communities. Safe Start provides trainings to families and professionals about how to recognize the effect witnessing violence has on young children and how to help them get through it. Learn more 

Stop Bullying Now! gives kids and parents helpful ideas about how to "take a stand and lend a hand" to stop bullying. Learn more 


Around the world

Find out what you, as a parent or caregiver, can do to help children cope with violence. This information is from the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more  


 

Videos

Break the Silence: Stop the Violence  

Protecting Kids Online: Real Stories about Real Kids  


 

Publications

Helping Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events
Highlights two programs that support children and youth who have experienced trauma -- the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program and the The Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2011