From Criminal Justice to Public Health

Public health approach to prevent injuries

Multidisciplinary

Scientific

Use of epidemiology

Defining and Explaining Violence

Behavioral violence

Structural violence

Risk Factors for Violent Behavior

Microsystem

Individual

Family, peers, school, and religious

Mesosystem

Macrosystem

Types of Violence in U.S. Society

Violence in the family

Violence against women

Child maltreatment

Elder maltreatment

Workplace

Youth Violence

Scope of the problem

School violence

Gangs

Gun control

Dating violence

Causes of youth violence

Mass Violence and War

Epidemiology of war

Nightingale

Roles of nurses related to war

Interventions to Prevent Violence

Microlevel interventions with individuals and families

Primary prevention

Secondary prevention

Tertiary prevention

Interventions to Prevent Violence (cont.)

Mesolevel interventions: community structures

Community development

Action to enhance the ability of a community to meet the needs of its members

Community awareness

Collaboration and partnerships

Interventions to Prevent Violence (cont.)

Macrolevel interventions: society and culture

Policy issues

Action

Faith-based connections

Nursing organizations

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