4382.1 Leveraging Systems to Prevent Family Violence

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
This symposium will highlight a compliment of systems level approaches being conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) to prevent family violence. The presentations will take a systems cascading approach by starting off by illustrating a broad framework in translational science, then move into more specifics of considering community context for evidence-based decision-making, and finally end with using child maltreatment prevention as a more specific example of identifying and engaging new leverage points to impact communities to prevent violence. More specifically, the first presentation (Applying the Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation to Prevent Violence) will illustrate a systems framework that unpacks the black box of dissemination and implementation science required to move our thinking from identifying what works to prevent violence to ensuring widespread adoption. The second presentation (The Evidence Project: A Comprehensive Framework for Evidence-Based Decision-Making) will focus on expanding knowledge, understanding, and use of “evidence” in preventing violence that moves beyond the traditional best available research evidence to include both contextual and experiential evidence in an evidence-based decision-making process. The final presentation (Essentials for Childhood: Preventing Child Maltreatment by Ensuring Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships (SSNRs) for Children) will use child maltreatment prevention as a specific example of how CDC is actively involved in moving knowledge to prevention action by drawing upon systems dynamic modeling.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe system level approaches to prevent family violence. 2. Describe how translational science can be implemented to address family violence. 3. Describe community contexts that impact on family violence prevention. 4. Identify alternative avenues to engage in family violence prevention.
Richard Puddy, PhD, MPH

4:50 PM
Evidence Project: A Comprehensive Framework for Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Natalie Wilkins, PhD, CPH, Helen Singer, MPH, Sally Thigpen, MPA and Richard Puddy, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Family Violence Prevention Forum