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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.