Preventing Violence: Research and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies
Preventing Violence: Research and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies is the only book available that offers current data-based analyses from leaders in violence prevention with a strong scientific perspective. Contributors examine a range of violence that occurs in our culture, including child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and suicide. Because evidence shows that a cycle of violence seems to begin with child maltreatment—which includes not only child physical and sexual abuse but also neglect—the contributors examine the possibility of connecting the disparate intervention areas in both research and practice. Contributors often draw on large-scale studies conducted by the government in their discussions of approaches to violence prevention. The suggested research and intervention programs highlight the role of cultural competence, a phenomenon whose importance has been determined empirically.
Violence is a serious public health problem that can be prevented. This book offers methods to accomplish that goal through programs at all levels of society, from school-based interventions to changes in government policy. Psychologists, public health officials, and policy makers working to stop violence will find it an invaluable resource for science-based solutions.