4102.1 Family Violence Prevention through Research and Practice-Based Organizations

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
There are a number of research and practice-based organizations representing unique professional interests in Family Violence Prevention. These professional organizations have promoted an approach that includes primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies. The older organizations represent health care and advocacy professionals - contributors to the early conceptualization about the secondary prevention response to family violence. All these organizations influenced the early descriptive research, and one has laid a foundation for formal graduate and certification education for their members. These educational models have contributed to the change in health care delivery by creating primary and secondary prevention models of care, not only in emergency departments but also in collaborative community responses to family violence. Today, associations spread knowledge to collaborating team members by promoting client-centered care. Finally, the scientific evidence supports collaborative community responses and the organizations represent scientific and educational advancement through cutting-edge research. The research continues to build evidence that explains that the root causes of poor health outcomes for some adults are associated with significant adverse childhood experiences. The organizations in this session contribute to the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of family violence by collecting and disseminating the evidence-based research to the front line workers in health care, advocacy, law enforcement, and prosecution and by influencing funding through policy and legislation in their respective organizational communities. This session will have 3 sitting Presidents of organizations that serve family violence providers. They include: Tasneem Ismailji MD, MPH, President of The Academy on Violence and Abuse; Roger Canaff, JD, President of End Violence Against Women International, and Eileen Allen, RN, MSN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P, President International Association of Forensic Nurses. They will describe their organizationís contribution to prevention of violence through their successful efforts in research, education, and technical assistance to communities of professionals globally.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify the purpose and role of professional organizations in prevention of family violence 2. Define exemplar organizational components that support primary, secondary and/or tertiary prevention strategies 3. Illustrate the strategies used by organizations to meet the needs of their members
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc,FNP-BC,FAAN
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc,FNP-BC,FAAN
Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P and Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH

10:30 AM
Introduction -- Patricia M. Speck
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc,FNP-BC,FAAN

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Organized by: Family Violence Prevention Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)