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Violence Prevention

Youth Violence Perpetration: What Protects? What Predicts? Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Heath

Journal of Adolescent Health

This study seeks to identify individual, family and community-level risk and protective factors for violence perpetration in a national sample of adolescents.

15+ Make Time to Listen, Take Time to Talk

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This campaign provides tools and guidance to parents and caregivers on how to strengthen their relationship with their children by spending at least 15 minutes of daily, undivided time with them and focusing on them. One featured initiative, About Bullying, is focused on the role parents, caregivers, teachers, and school officials play in preventing bullying.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Department of Health & Human Services

Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to print and electr

Youth Under 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System

National Council on Crime and Delinquency

This fact sheet highlights negative impacts of adult incarceration on youth who are sentenced as adults. Topics covered included minimum age and transfer provisions by state, the number of youth serving sentences of life without parole, the incarceration of youth in state facilities for adults, and felony youth defendants.

Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence collaborates with academic institutions, city and state agencies and organizations, community groups, schools, youth groups, and faith

Child Welfare League of America

Child Welfare League of America

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is an association of agencies that assist abused and neglected children and their families.

From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

This report on school harassment includes topics such as: frequency of harassment and bullying, exposure to offensive language, and respondents' personal experiences with harassment at school.

Child Maltreatment 2008

In this annual publication data on child abuse and neglect is presented in aggregate by state, and trends are reported when available.

Teens, Crime, and the Community

National Crime Prevention Council

This program includes two components: (1) Community Works, a law-related, crime prevention curriculum, and (2) Youth Safety Corps, the club component of the initiative.

Teen Dating Violence: Facing the Epidemic

National Center for Victims of Crimes

This report discusses the issues surrounding teen dating violence, and the difficulties of addressing this problem. Alternative prevention, education, and counseling strategies must be utilized to work with victims and potential victims since teens are less likely to report dating violence.