Introducing CDC’s New VetoViolence Website
VetoViolence is CDC's online source of free violence prevention trainings, tools, and resources. Check out the VetoViolence website to learn how to stop violence, before it happens.
Why use VetoViolence?
Are you a violence prevention practitioner who is busy, short on time, doing more with less, and looking for ways to maximize your resources? CDC's VetoViolence website offers free, online, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools, trainings, and resources based on the best available evidence and research. The tools, trainings, and resources provide practical knowledge and skills to assist and enhance the work of violence prevention practitioners.
The website, which was originally launched in 2009, was recently refreshed. Its newest features continue to provide and assist violence prevention practitioners in finding useful, free, online tools, trainings, and resources. Check out our new, fresh, bolder design.
- EvaluACTION is a new tool within VetoViolence that allows you to:
- Learn the dos and don'ts of evaluation,
- Debunk evaluation myths, and to
- Create your logic model and evaluation plan today with EvaluACTION.
- Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool is an online system that will help you assess and monitor your capacity for implementing a comprehensive teen dating violence initiative. The tool will help you gather information, generate reports, and work with partners to determine capacity priorities and develop action plans.
- ACEs Snapshot is an online tool that will help stakeholders and partners understand adverse childhood experiences. The landmark Kaiser ACE Study gave the public health field insight into how powerfully our experiences in childhood can influence our health as adults. But what exactly do we know about adverse childhood experiences and what does that information mean for public health practitioners? Most importantly, how can we use what we know about ACEs to minimize their negative effects and ideally, prevent them from occurring in the first place? Check out the ACEs Snapshot to answer these questions and more.
What's Still Available?
VetoViolence continues to offer various trainings, tools, and resources to support you in creating safer communities:
- Dating Matters is an online course in which you can learn how to improve the health of teens and to prevent teen dating violence.
- Principles of Prevention is an online training in which you learn how to apply key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model to your violence prevention work.
- STRYVE Online Resources is where you will find information, tools, and other resources that explain how to bring together a team and plan prevention strategies that can work to prevent youth violence in your community.
- Success Stories Portal is a tool you can use to create, save, download, and edit your stories of successful violence prevention efforts. Once you create and download your success story, you can showcase your positive results with partners.
- Understanding Evidence is an online resource where you can learn the value of making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. You will discover the three types of evidence involved in decision-making, look at different data collection methodologies, and identify standards of practice in research evidence and factors that can influence decisions.
Who should use VetoViolence?
VetoViolence is designed primarily for violence prevention practitioners, but anyone working to prevent violence in their community will find the information useful. This includes—but isn't limited to:
- CDC grantees
- program evaluators
- technical assistance providers