Technical Packages for Violence Prevention: Using Evidence-based Strategies in Your Violence Prevention Efforts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence. A technical package is a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. They can help improve the health and well-being of communities. A technical package has three parts.
– The strategy lays out the direction or actions to achieve the goal of preventing violence.
– The approach includes the specific ways to advance the strategy. This can be accomplished through programs, policies, and practices.
– The evidence for each of the approaches in preventing violence or its associated risk factors is included as the third component.

This Technical Package for Violence Prevention includes mutliple resources:
– Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices[PDF]
– Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices[PDF]
– A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors[PDF]
– STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence[PDF]
– Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities[PDF]

In addition, the Best Practices for Implementation resource below provides general guidance on implementation best practices.

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  1. Violence Prevention Resources
  2. Best Practices for Implementation
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