4052.0 Preventing and Responding to Family Violence: Research to Practice and Advocacy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
To effectively prevent and respond to all forms of family violence, it is critical to consider how research informs both practice and advocacy efforts. This session will focus on this issue through presentations that explore a range of topics, including involving the voices of front-line workers in domestic violence prevention programming; using program evaluation data to create a profile of service needs for domestic violence survivors who lack health care; and analyzing media coverage of child sexual abuse cases before and after a high-profile incident.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify family violence practitioners' recommendations for improving the application of research to practice. 2. Discuss the service needs of women who have left family violence situations who had difficulty accessing health care. 3. Compare the media coverage of a high-profile child sexual abuse incident to previous news coverage of child sexual abuse.

A profile of intimate partner violence survivors: Women who can access care for their children and not themselves
Martha L. Coulter, DrPH MPH MSW, Lianne Fuino Estefan, PhD, MPH, Mary Ivory and Cara de la Cruz, PhD, MPH
Breaking News on Child Sexual Abuse at Penn State University
Pamela Mejia, MPH, MS, Andrew Cheyne, CPhil and Lori Dorfman, DrPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Mental Health, Public Health Nursing, Women's Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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