Violence Prevention, Factors Related to Violence, and Treatment Programs - Part 2

$21.00 | CE Hours:7.00 | Intermediate


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:

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.

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.

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.  Identify which students are more likely to experience bullying victimization than all other ethnic groups.

2.  List three individual risk factors for bullying perpetration.

3.  Summarize two things that homophily is related to.

4.  Name one neighborhood characteristic that may act as a protective factor against violence by residents and visitors, including police, even in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

5.  Explain three ways how substance abuse has a generational effect on violence.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  School-Level Factors Related to Violence

a.  Bullying and Cyberbullying

b.  Antisocial Peers

c.  School Connectedness

d.  School Performance

e.  School Climate

2.  Community and Societal-Level Factors Related to Violence

a.  Collective Efficacy

b.  Gun Availability

c.  Media

d. Positive Media

3.  Intervention Approaches by Sector

a.  Education Sector

b.  Health Sector

c.  Justice Sector

d.  Community Sector

e.  Cross-cutting Comprehensive Interventions

4.  Discussion, Conclusions and Suggestions for Research

a.  Cumulative Risk

b.  Programs and Policies

c.  Additional Research Issues

d.  Proven Programs by Target Age

e.  Violence Trends



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Added On: 2019-10-03

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