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Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention / Edition 1

Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention / Edition 1

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In the Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention, 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.

- 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387857695
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Edition description: 1st ed. 2007. 2nd printing 2008
Pages: 598
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(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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