Pub. date: 2004 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952576 | Print ISBN: 9780761923602 | Online ISBN: 9781412952576| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
This entry provides a brief explanation of the three levels of preventive intervention, followed by an overview of the prevalence and prevention efforts for four major categories of violence in the United States: youth violence, suicide, child maltreatment, and intimate partner and sexual violence. Although space limits the breadth and depth of scope for this extensive topic, it is hoped that the reader will pursue more extensive readings on each of these and other violence-related topics as well as the many violence prevention efforts too numerous to mention. Before turning to the various manifestations of violence and their prevention, it is helpful to briefly explain the Institute of Medicine's report of summarizing the three levels of preventive intervention efforts. Universal violence prevention programs are designed to reach a wide audience of individuals who may or may not have experienced any aspect of violence. By exposing a large number of Selective ...