3216.0 Beyond the Borders: National Family Violence Initiatives that Re-define Public Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
There are many family violence prevention and intervention models and programs that address the problem from more traditional public health, social service, legal and community advocacy perspectives. This session hopes to highlight several forward-looking national initiatives with local applications.
Session Objectives: Increase awareness of non-traditional national models of family violence prevention and intervention. Obtain a greater understanding of the links between animal abuse and other forms of family violence, particularly domestic violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse. Learn new methods of family violence prevention through programs that improve fathering techniques. Discuss methods that allow coaches to directly influence the attitudes of their athletes and to help eliminate disrespectful attitudes that engender family violence. Describe the Family Justice Center concept, which involves location of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who work together, under one roof, to provide coordinated services to victims of family violence.
Peggy E. Goodman, MD, MS, FACEP

12:30 PM
1:10 PM

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Organized by: Family Violence Prevention Forum