Resources for violence prevention

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), violence is defined as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has the high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation.”


Types of Violence



This toolkit provides information to parents and guardians about the signs of bullying and how to get involved in bullying prevention activities.

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Child Abuse

One of the most vulnerable of populations; children are often unable to voice when or how they are being abused.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs in all cultures; people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexes and classes can be perpetrators or victims of domestic violence.

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Elder Abuse & Neglect

As elders become more physically challenged, they’re less able to stand up to physical abuse.

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Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is against the law and refers to sexual activity where consent is not obtained or freely given.

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Street & Community Violence

Street and community violence is usually categorized in accordance to the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator.

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Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can affect or involve employees, visitors, contractors, and family.

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Resource locator

This tool is designed to ease the task of locating domestic violence services for families in need in Cook County.

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