By Lynda S. Doll (ed.), Sandra E. Bonzo (ed.), David A. Sleet (ed.), James A. Mercy (ed.)

Accidents kill and maim hundreds of thousands every year, and heavily influence the lives of numerous family. but until eventually lately they’ve been thought of a random, general a part of lifestyles. combating accidents, however, calls for not just powerful communique with the general public, but additionally a competent framework for developing and comparing appropriate interventions.

The instruction manual of harm and Violence Preventionis the 1st ebook to deal with either halves of this problem, reviewing evidence-based intervention courses extensive so execs can determine profitable, promising, and useless (and almost certainly damaging) prevention suggestions. Over fifty specialists current the present panorama of intervention tools - from threat relief to rethinking social norms — as they handle one of the most ordinary varieties of unintended and violent harm, in addition to rising areas.

This twin specialise in intervention and alertness makes the guide a bedrock textual content for pros excited by supplying or coping with prevention courses. Its what-works-now method provides it specific software within the graduate lecture room, and researchers will enjoy the serious consciousness paid to wisdom gaps within the box. it's a significant source for any reader devoted to decreasing the variety of incidents simply ready to ensue.

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