236355 BUILDING AN EVIDENCE Base for PRIMARY Interpersonal Violence PREVENTION Programming

Monday, October 31, 2011

Galen Louis, PhD , MPH Program, Idaho State University, Meridian, ID
Renae Bieri, MPH , MPH Program, Idaho State University, Meridian, ID
Ruiling Guo, MLIS , Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Programs that deal with interpersonal violence address secondary or tertiary interventions but few studies have evaluated the effects of primary prevention efforts. Building an evidence-based program for primary prevention of interpersonal violence must begin with interventions with young people and requires a deeper understanding of the theories, risk factors more thorough evaluation of primary prevention programs. This review provides further insight into the issue of interpersonal violence by outlining current theories of perpetration, current finding on risk factors associated with perpetration, research related to prevention programming, and health behavior theory and approaches used to design and implement prevention programs. While the literature is replete with research pertaining to interpersonal violence in regards to secondary and tertiary prevention efforts, there is relatively little literature proving effectiveness of primary prevention efforts over the long-term. Many programs providing primary prevention programming do show promise and were able to show short-term behavior and attitude change with some long-term knowledge change, but much more rigorous evaluation of these efforts is warranted. The most promising practices are found in taking a comprehensive ecological approach to primary prevention planning and measuring its components.

Learning Areas:
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain how the socio-ecological model can be used in program planning 2. Compare best practice outcomes from community based programs

Keywords: Primary Prevention, Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present this poster as I have been a state program manager for the injury prevention program for the state of idaho and am currently the director of the MPH program at Idaho State University
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.