This area of Public Interest is responsible for disseminating research-based knowledge and information on violence and injury prevention.
Programs and Services
New Violence Prevention Resources
Working Group Report on Child Maltreatment Prevention in Community Health Centers
This report identifies and recommends public health strategies and interventions based on the best available science to prevent child maltreatment and to promote positive parenting practices within the context of behavioral health integration at community health centers.
ACT Raising Safe Kids Program training workshops
Check for training workshops at a site near you.
Rethink/Ideal Card (PDF, 435KB)
Download materials about resolving conflicts and what to do when you're angry.
APA's books to help children/teens deal with a variety of challenges and concerns.
Violence Prevention Study Summaries
Children, Youth and Violence
Parent's use of physical punishment increases violent behavior among youth.
Early exposure to TV violence predicts aggression in adulthood.
Intimate Partner Violence
Information on domestic violence, emotion coaching and child adjustment.
Information on the prevalence and incidence, demographics and how this relates to the ACT Against Violence Program.
Order ACT Raising Safe Kids Program Materials and Publications
Check our research-based, user friendly and affordable training materials and publications for parents, caregivers and professionals.
Violence and Socioeconomic Status Fact Sheet
How exposure to violence affects education, employment and other socioeconomic factors.