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Levels of Prevention of Family Violence
A look at the levels of prevention necessary to prevent the incidence of family violence.
# 153204 | 1,307 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 06, 2013 in Sociology (Social Work) , Sociology (Welfare) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)

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The paper discusses family and domestic violence, that includes intimate-partner violence and sexual violence against women, as an endemic social problem in modern society. The paper focuses on the level of primary prevention but points out that in order to provide a comprehensive and inclusive intervention program, the secondary and tertiary levels of prevention also have to be taken into account. The paper concludes by highlighting how all three levels of prevention are important not only from a social and individual health welfare perspective, but also in terms of cost benefits to society.

Primary Prevention
Reasons for the Integration of Levels

From the Paper:

"In order to provide a comprehensive and inclusive intervention program all three levels of prevention have to be taken into account. While the primary level of prevention is essential, it is important to consider all three levels in an integrated and effective prevention plan. In essence, the primary level leads to the other levels and should be considered in conjunction with the secondary and primary levels.
"The primary level provides, as it were, the groundwork for the secondary level. The secondary level serves to "... to identify a risk factor or problem and take the necessary actions to eliminate the risk factors and the potential problem" (Harvey, Garcia-Moreno and Butchart, 2007). An example of this are screening programs in the health care setting, which are intended to prevent the problem for continuing or recurring (Harvey, Garcia-Moreno and Butchart, 2007). Another example are the home visitation programs that have been conducted by nursing and healthcare institutions. Tertiary prevention occurs "...after the adverse event or illness has occurred and interventions are designed to minimize the impact and restore health, wellness, and/or safety as soon as possible..."(Harvey, Garcia-Moreno and Butchart, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chamberlain Linda. A Prevention Primer for Domestic Violence: Terminology, Tools, and the Public Health Approach. Retrieved fromhttp://new.vawnet.org/category/Main_Doc.php?docid=1313
  • Expert Meeting On The Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence May 2-3 2007, Geneva, Switzerland. ( 2007) World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.rki.de/DE/Content/GBE/Gesundheitsberichterstattung/GBEDownloadsT/Infos/Gewalt__Guidelines,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/Gewalt_Guidelines.pdf
  • Foshee, V. A., Bauman, K. E., Greene, W. F., Kock, G. G., Linder, G. F., & MacDougall, J. E. (2000). The Safe Dates Program: 1-Year follow-up results. American Journal of Public Health, 10, pp. 1619-1622.
  • Harvey A. Garcia-Moreno C. And Butchart A. ( 2007)Primary prevention of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence:Background paper for WHO expert meeting May 2-3, 2007. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/violence/IPV-SV.pdf.
  • Help Stop Domestic Violence. (2006, March 19). The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), p. F3. Retrieved from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5014297943

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