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This Applied Research document provides an overview of the research on community mobilization to prevent domestic violence, explores guiding concepts and frameworks, and discusses the challenges of implementing community mobilization strategies.
Authors: Melanie Shepard With contributions from Deborah Zelli
This document provides an introduction to basic prevention concepts by exploring the public health approach, two classification systems, a planning tool used to develop more comprehensive initiatives, and the importance of understanding terminology.
Authors: Linda Chamberlain With contributions from Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran
This document provides a brief overview of the research on lifetime exposure to violence and the long-term health consequences of violence. It also examines how assessment for lifetime exposure to violence can create a pathway to prevention.
Authors: Linda Chamberlain with contributions from Peggy Brown
As public recognition of domestic violence and sexual assault has reached increasing heights, there has been an outcry for more effective prevention programs. This paper looks at these prevention programs.
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