Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention

Paperback | September 23, 2008

EditorLynda Doll, E. N. Haas, Sandra Bonzo

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This comprehensive manual details injury and violence interventions that have proven to work effectively with vulnerable populations across all stages of life. It will benefit practitioners who manage, implement, or evaluate injury or violence prevention programs; policymakers who influence injury or violence prevention through legislation and other policies; university faculty who teach coursework in injury and violence prevention; and graduate students preparing to work in or with injury or violence prevention programs.The Handbook on Injury and Violence Prevention is a must read for all who strive to make our world safer and healthier. Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionInjuries 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 resourcesThis 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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This comprehensive manual details injury and violence interventions that have proven to work effectively with vulnerable populations across all stages of life. It will benefit practitioners who manage, implement, or evaluate injury or violence prevention programs; policymakers who influence injury or violence prevention through legisla...

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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 suitabl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:September 23, 2008Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387857699

ISBN - 13:9780387857695

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Table of Contents

The Epidemiology and Costs of Unintentional and Violent Injuries.- Injury and Violence Prevention Interventions: An Overview.- Interventions to Prevent Falls.- Interventions to Prevent Motor Vehicle Injuries.- Interventions to Prevent Drowning.- Interventions to Prevent Residential fire Injury Prevention.- Interventions to Prevent Sports and Recreational Injuries.- Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment.- Interventions to Prevent Youth Violence.- Interventions to Prevent Suicidal Behavior.- Interventions to Prevent IPV.- Interventions to Prevent Sexual Violence.- Interventions to Prevent Elder Maltreatment.- Changing the Built Environment to Prevent Injuries.- 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 Community Resiliency to Prepare for Terrorism and Disasters.- Trends and Challenges in Intervention Research Methods.- Interpreting Evidence of Effectiveness: How do we know when interventions work?.- 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 Etnic Minorities.- Evaluating Fidelity and Effectiveness of Interventions.- Involving the Community in Injury Prevention: An Approach Using Community Readiness Interviews.- Translation and Dissemination: Essential elements for science-based public health practice.- Encouraging Adoption of Science-Based Interventions: Organizational and Community Issues.- Appendix.

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From the reviews:"The book's 4 editors are all well qualified to bring the reader up to date. . A major section of this book is devoted to effective and promising interventions. . For the researcher focused in a particular area. the book will provide a helpful perspective."(Mark D. Widome, MD, MPH, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 298 (5), 2007)"This review and the Handbook are for those who care, both for themselves and for other people. . the Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention is a valuable contribution to the literature on public health and prevention, not only in North American but in Europe as well . . The volume displays some of the clear successes we have experienced in applying the public health notion of prevention while charting a course forward in terms of additional work that can reduce human suffering." (James Campbell Quick, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (2), 2007)"This book is the work of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, United States of America (USA). It brings together 74 authors writing on the widest range of injury prevention topics. . the breadth of coverage, the degree of detail and the quality of the scholarship make it useful in understanding specific injury and violence issues and in crafting and implementing interventions. . a very welcome addition to the literature." (Ian Scott, Bulletin World Health Organization, Vol. 87, 2009)