ERIC Number: ED463363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Violence and the Health Professions: Core Competencies for Effective Practice.
Knox, Lyndee, Ed.
The Southern California Developing Center on Youth Violence Prevention, in conjunction with the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Southern California, convened a working group to identify core competencies in youth violence prevention for health professionals. Experts in youth violence prevention and health professional education from eight Youth Violence Prevention Centers participated. The group defined and described core competencies at three levels (generalist, specialist, and scholar/leader); outlined basic educational principles for training in those competencies (e.g., emphasize primary prevention skills and identify and creatively use existing resources); and identified resources and strategies for promoting training on youth violence prevention in health profession schools and training programs (e.g., develop faculty who can lead efforts to incorporate training at their institutions, collaborate with those working to advance training on other forms of violence, and define a standard of care and develop practice guidelines for youth violence prevention). The report seeks to stimulate and inform the development of comprehensive training resources to prepare health professionals to work effectively in national, state, and local efforts to prevent youth violence. An appendix presents health professional training activities underway at the CDC-funded Youth Violence Prevention Centers. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Competence, Comprehensive School Health Education, Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Program Development, Violence, Youth Problems
Southern California Developing Center for Youth Violence Prevention, Training Core, 1000 South Freemont Avenue, Building A7, Unit 2, Alhambra, CA 91830. Tel: 626-457-4220; Fax: 626-457-5858; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.stopyouthviolence.ucr.edu/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Alhambra. Dept. of Family Medicine.