Principles of prevention


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National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

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This 75-90 minute free interactive online course discusses key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and social-ecological model. Interactive exercises cover the prevention of five types of violence: child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, youth violence and suicide. This course teaches the fundamentals of effective violence prevention methods and incorporates the growing body of research on what works. Continuing education credits are available.