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Preventing Violence

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The Prevention Institute has created a new resource on their website: Preventing Violence: Quick Links. It’s a “web-based compilation of practical, solution-oriented resources for communities working to prevent violence before it occurs“. You’ll find some great tools for community-wide planning and engagement. Best of all, if this is an area of interest for you, you can sign up for email alerts, so that you’re informed as additional resources are added to the page.

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Written by Jenifer

October 14, 2009 at 7:23 am

Teen Dating Violence

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Yesterday, I received an email from a reader looking for materials on teen dating violence. There are several sites addressing this issue right now. One is That’s Not Cool, which does a great job speaking directly to teens about stalking, harassment and violence. There’s also Break the Cycle, which has a boatload of free resources that would be great to have on hand as patient handouts (in English and Spanish), including safety planning workbooks for teens and for college students (PDF). They also publish a report on state laws each year–you can see how your state measures up here (OH gets an F) or download the full report (PDF).

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Cyberbullying

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In April, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA) held a webcast on cyberbullying. You can download the slides (PDF) from the webcast on their site, but unfortunately there’s no audio accompanying it. Still the slides have some good info and both prevention and intervention are addressed. There’s definitely an educator bent to the talk, but I think healthcare providers, particularly those dealings with kids/teens, will find a lot of the information helpful.

Electronic Aggression

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Sitting in the airport in Moline, IL, looking for something completely unrelated, and I came across this podcast from the CDC on electronic aggression. It’s a little over 12 minutes and looks at online bullying and youth violence. You can also view a transcript of the session on the same page, or download a PDF here. For more on the issue, you can check out their related page, which links to other resources, including a brief for educators and caregivers.

Written by Jenifer

May 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Victim Impact Statements

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I’m a huge fan of The Moth, a nonprofit storytelling website (I think storytelling is the greatest form of communication ever). The site is a catalog of stories from people famous and not-so-much. Writers, comedians and musicians like Malcolm Gladwell, Moby & Lewis Black turn up for unscripted storytelling (that’s the rule) and it’s all captured on audio & published as podcasts. One of those storytellers is Ed Gavagan, a furniture maker and gang violence survivor whose personal story of victimization, and the climb back out is poignant and funny at once. He’s been featured on The Moth twice now, and both podcasts are worth listening to, if only to gain some perspective on the complexities of recovery and the realities of our patients’ lives after they leave our care.

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Written by Jenifer

May 5, 2009 at 7:08 am

Youth Violence

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The Michigan Public Health Training Center has an online CE offering, Youth Violence: It’s a Public Health Issue. 1.5 CEUs are available for their archived webcast, originally presented in Decomber ’08. It’s free of charge and lasts about 90 minutes.

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Written by Jenifer

April 21, 2009 at 8:07 am

Professional Responsibility in Preventing Violence & Abuse

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I seem to be on an article kick right now, because I have more for you today. I was actually looking for something else entirely and stumbled across the AMA‘s Journal of Ethics, Virtual Mentor, instead. Having never heard of it (not being an AMA member), I was fascinated that this online ethics publication had an entire issue related to clinicians and violence prevention, and that said publication included such topics as the potential conflict between patient confidentiality and mandatory reporting, and lateral violence. Not the usual fare, although it addresses issues such as IPV, child abuse, bullying and school violence, as well. (No sexual violence according to the TOC; I haven’t finished working my way through the issue to know if it’s buried. No elder abuse, either.)

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