Technical Packages for Violence Prevention
CDC’s Technical Packages for Violence Prevention: Helping States and Communities Prioritize Activities
CDC has developed technical packages to help states and communities prevent violence based on the best available evidence.
The suite of technical packages developed by the Division of Violence Prevention includes:
- Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities[3.9 MB]
- STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence[2.85 MB]
- A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors[4.09 MB]
- Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices[6.11 MB]
- Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies and Practices[4.52 MB]
Each package includes a select group of strategies to prevent violence from happening in the first place as well as to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of violence. The strategies are intended to work in combination and reinforce each other. The technical packages describe the approaches to advance each strategy and the evidence behind them. They include strategies that have potential for broad public health impacts on violence and strategies that reduce or buffer against risks for violence in relationships with peers, intimate partners, families, schools, and communities.
The technical packages are resources that can be used to guide and inform prevention decision-making in states and communities. The hope is that multiple sectors, such as public health, education, local and state governments, social services, healthcare services, businesses, justice, housing, faith-based and other organizations, will use these packages and join CDC in preventing violence.
CDC is also keeping track of the ways in which the technical packages are being disseminated, how they are being used to create awareness of the different types of violence and strategies to address them; and keeping track of how they are being used to inform and effect change and reduce violence.
You can use CDC’s technical packages to begin or expand your prevention efforts!
More information about these packages is available on the Division of Violence Prevention’s Technical Packages Website.