Violence Prevention, Factors Related to Violence, and Treatment Programs - Part 1

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate


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CE Course Description

High levels of violence across the U.S. compared with other countries suggest that there are beliefs, values, and policies underlying our national culture that, if better understood and thoughtfully discussed, could reduce violence.  Furthermore, whether violence takes the form of delinquency, suicide, or domestic violence, there are many common predictors that represent many of the forms of trauma experienced by children and youth incorporated as “adverse childhood experiences,” but the set of predictors goes beyond the factors that are consistently found associated with higher levels of violence.  This CE course provides a review of research and evaluation studies, as well as promising and proven interventions, to identify programs, policies, and practices that can contribute to reducing high levels of violence in the United States.  

Author:  Moore, K., Stratford, B., Caal, S., Hanson, C., Hickman, S., Temkin, D., et al.  (2015, March).  Preventing Violence: Understanding and Addressing Determinants of Youth Violence in the United States.  Child Trends.

References / Contributions by:

  1. Asarnow, J.R., & Miranda, J.  (2014).  Improving Care for Depression and Suicide Risk in Adolescents: Innovative Strategies for Bringing Treatments to Community Settings.  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 10(1), 275-303.
  2. Beebe, D.W.  (2011).  Cognitive, Behavioral, and Functional Consequences of Inadequate Sleep in Children and Adolescents.  Pediatric Clinics of North America, 58(3), 649-665.
  3. Bogart, L. M., Elliott, M. N., Klein, D. J., Tortolero, S. R., Mrug, S., Peskin, M. F., et al.  (2014).  Peer victimization in fifth grade and health in tenth grade.  Pediatrics, 133(3), 440-447.

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CE Course Objectives

  1. Name three factors that correlate with increased violence in countries around the world.
  2. Analyze the major distinction between adult and teen relationship violence.
  3. List three family risk factors that are common across the developmental stages of childhood and increase the risk of violence.
  4. Explain how adequate sleep is associated with reducing violence.
  5. Identify three family process characteristics that are directly associated with the development of violent behaviors.
  6. Describe the most effective outpatient interventions to treat alcohol abuse among adolescents.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Introduction

a.  Violence Trends in the United States

b.  Theoretical Framework

2.  Individual-Level Factors Related to Violence

a.  Mental Health

b.  Sleep

c.  Substance Use

d.  Disability

e.  Self-Regulation

f.  Hostile Attribution Bias

g.  Cumulative Risks

3.  Family-Level Factors Related to Violence

a.  Sexual Violence

b.  Teen Dating Violence

c.  Intimate Partner Violence

d.  Interventions and Promising Practices to Prevent Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

e.  Parenting

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Added On: 03/01/2015

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