5080.0 Violence Prevention

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
The public health significance of intimate partner violence (IPV) is clear. As many as 3-4 million women in the U.S. are estimated to be affected by IPV. Low-income women experiencing abuse are of particular concern because they have fewer economic resources and may therefore be less able to leave an abusive situation. Little is known about the extent to which professionally recommended safety behaviors are actually utilized by these women and this research presented in this session will further explore this area. Violence among youth is also a significant problem in the U.S. Parenting has been identified as a fundamental factor in the prevention of youth fighting. Unlike much of the previous research utilizing youth perceptions of parents, this session will present research on what parents' tell their children about fighting.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Discuss the relevance of parental messages in reducing youth violence among high risk youth (2) Describe the components of a youth empowerment curriculum to engage adolescents in working to prevent youth violence (3) Explain the public health burden of intimate partner violence
Jennifer Cremeens, PhD, MSPH

8:30 AM
Empowering youth to create change: A community-level violence prevention curriculum
Sarah Kretman, MA, Susan Morrel-Samuels, MA, MPH, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, Everett E. Roberts, MS, Susan Franzen, MA, Thomas Reischl, PhD, Nayyirah Shariff, Lee Bell, AA and Yolanda Tyson
8:45 AM
A six month follow-up study to assess the sustainability of The Domestic Violence Shelter Screening Project
Yvonne Wasilewski, PhD, MPH, Robert A. Murphy, PhD, Margaret Samuels, MSW, LCSW, Leslie Starsoneck, MSW, Donna Potter, LCSW, Jennfier Brobst, JD LLM, Audrey Foster, BS and Lorrie Schmid, MA
9:00 AM
Safety behavior patterns and abuse experience of low income, urban women
Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM, Samantha L. Illangasekare, MPH, Patricia Mahoney, MA, Karen A. McDonnell, PhD, Jessica Burke, PhD, MHS and Patricia O'Campo, PhD
9:30 AM
What do parents who live in high crime neighborhoods tell their children about fighting?
Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH, Nikeea Copeland-Linder, PhD, MPH, Denise L. Haynie, PhD, MPH, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, EdD, MPH and Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing