Links among Multiple Forms of Violence
- Connecting the Dots, a summary of the research evidence to date on the links among eight forms of violence, developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This publication explores how people, families and communities often experience multiple forms of violence at the same time or in succession, identifies the risk and protective factors shared in common, and emphasizes the importance of coordination among violence prevention practitioners and advocates.
- A Good Solution Solves Multiple Problems (link to j-lib), on prevention strategies that address child abuse, intimate partner violence and community violence. This publication includes recommends for practitioners to integrate their efforts and address several forms of violence at once. This project was supported by Futures Without Violence as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood initiative.
Links between Violence and Related Issues
Prevention Institute was among the first to articulate the connections between violence prevention and healthy eating and active living. Prevention Institute was at the forefront of the call for community safety as a key aspect of any efforts to promote healthy eating and active living.
Violence disproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income groups, largely because the community conditions that give rise to violence are not evenly distributed. Preventing violence and resolving these underlying factors for the most affected communities are a matter of social justice.
- Fact Sheet on Violence and Health Equity (link to j-lib)
Preventing violence can improve the school climate and student attendance, boost academic achievement and teacher satisfaction, and free up much-needed resources.
- Fact Sheet on Violence and Learning (link to j-lib)
- Education chapter in Part 3 of the Collaboration Multiplier guide on preventing violence (link to j-lib)
Violence and fear of violence has known emotional and mental health consequences for people, families and communities.
For more on the intersection of mental health and violence, reach out to the Making Connections initiative (link to Making Connections initiative) on the well-being of military families and men and boys of color.