Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention / Edition 1

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Overview

Injuries kill and maim millions each year, and seriously impact the lives of countless loved ones. Yet until recently they’ve been considered a random, normal part of life. Preventing injuries, on the other hand, requires not only effective communication with the public, but also a reliable framework for creating and evaluating suitable interventions.

The Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention is the first book to address both halves of this challenge, reviewing evidence-based intervention programs in depth so professionals can identify successful, promising, and ineffective (and potentially harmful) prevention strategies. Over fifty experts present the current landscape of intervention methods - from risk reduction to rethinking social norms - as they address some of the most prevalent forms of accidental and violent injury, as well as emerging areas.



- Overview chapters examine the social and economic scope of unintentional and violent injury today



- Extensive literature review of specific intervention programs to prevent violence and injury



- Special chapters on childhood injuries, alcohol-related accidents, and disasters






- "Interventions in the Field" section offers solid guidelines for implementing and improving existing programs



- Critical analysis of issues involved in delivering programs to wider audiences



- Helpful appendices list relevant agencies and professional resources



This dual focus on intervention and application makes the Handbook a bedrock text for professionals involved in delivering or managing prevention programs. Its what-works-now approach gives it particular utility in the graduate classroom, and researchers will benefit from the critical attention paid to knowledge gaps in the field. It is a major resource for any reader committed to reducing the number of incidents just waiting to happen.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jingzhen Yang, PhD, MPH (University of Iowa College of Public Health)
Description: This state-of-the-field book provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. Written by over 50 internationally renowned experts in the field, the handbook presents both the interventions and applications that have proven to be effective or promising with vulnerable populations across all stages of life, and challenges that professionals are facing in designing, implementing, and evaluating successful evidence-based intervention programs.
Purpose: This is the first handbook in injury and violence prevention. It contributes significantly to the knowledge and understanding of the trends, controversies, future research, and training issues for injury and violence prevention.
Audience: Drawing on the breadth and depth of injury and violence experts across many scientific disciplines, the book is a useful reference and major resource for practitioners who manage, implement, or evaluate programs, policy-makers, university teaching faculty, and graduate students who are preparing to work in or with injury and violence prevention programs.
Features: The handbook covers a wide range of topics, including interventions that address problems among children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, the methods and strategies that apply to individual behavior changes, as well as environmental, social norm, or policy changes, and issues that relate to cross-cutting or emerging areas. The appendixes that contain the relevant agencies and professional resources are particularly valuable to readers.
Assessment: This is the best distillation of current knowledge in injury and violence prevention. All researchers, instructors, students, and practitioners in this field will want to own a copy of this landmark work.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Jingzhen Yang, PhD, MPH(University of Iowa College of Public Health)
Description: This state-of-the-field book provides a comprehensive understanding of injury and violence prevention. Written by over 50 internationally renowned experts in the field, the handbook presents both the interventions and applications that have proven to be effective or promising with vulnerable populations across all stages of life, and challenges that professionals are facing in designing, implementing, and evaluating successful evidence-based intervention programs.
Purpose: This is the first handbook in injury and violence prevention. It contributes significantly to the knowledge and understanding of the trends, controversies, future research, and training issues for injury and violence prevention.
Audience: Drawing on the breadth and depth of injury and violence experts across many scientific disciplines, the book is a useful reference and major resource for practitioners who manage, implement, or evaluate programs, policy-makers, university teaching faculty, and graduate students who are preparing to work in or with injury and violence prevention programs.
Features: The handbook covers a wide range of topics, including interventions that address problems among children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, the methods and strategies that apply to individual behavior changes, as well as environmental, social norm, or policy changes, and issues that relate to cross-cutting or emerging areas. The appendixes that contain the relevant agencies and professional resources are particularly valuable to readers.
Assessment: "This is the best distillation of current knowledge in injury and violence prevention. All researchers, instructors, students, and practitioners in this field will want to own a copy of this landmark work. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387259246
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/18/2006
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

The Epidemiology and Costs of Unintentional and Violent Injuries.- Injury and Violence Prevention Interventions: An Overview.- Effective and Promising Interventions.- Interventions to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults.- Interventions to Prevent Motor Vehicle Injuries.- Interventions to Prevent Drowning.- Interventions to Prevent Residential Fire Injury.- Interventions to Prevent Sports and Recreation-Related Injuries.- Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment.- Interventions to Prevent Youth Violence.- Interventions to Prevent Suicidal Behavior.- Interventions to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence.- Interventions to Prevent Sexual Violence.- Interventions to Prevent Elder Mistreatment.- Cross-Cutting Intervention Issues.- Changing the Built Environment to Prevent Injury.- Changing the Social Environment to Prevent Injuries.- Interventions to Prevent Alcohol-Related Injuries.- Reducing the Misuse of Firearms.- Parenting and the Prevention of Childhood Injuries.- Building Resilience to Mass Trauma Events.- Trends and Challenges in Intervention Research Methods.- Interventions in the Field.- Interpreting Evidence of Effectiveness: How Do You Know When a Prevention Approach Will Work for Your Community?.- Behavioral Interventions for Injury and Violence Prevention.- Developing Interventions When There Is Little Science.- Developing and Implementing Communication Messages.- Cultural Appropriateness in Interventions for Racial and Ethnic Minorities.- Evaluating Fidelity and Effectiveness of Interventions.- Involving the Community in Injury Prevention: An Approach Using Community Readiness Interviews.- Dissemination and Adoption of Effective Interventions and Policies.- Dissemination, Implementation, and Widespread Use of Injury Prevention Interventions.- Encouraging Adoption of Science-Based Interventions: Organizational and Community Issues.- Erratum.

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