Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors

 

Course Description: This course presents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent youth violence and its consequences. These strategies include promoting family environments that support healthy development; providing quality education early in life; strengthening youth’s skills; connecting youth to caring adults and activities; creating protective community environments; and intervening to lessen harms and prevent future risk.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Analyze strategies to prevent youth violence: promoting family environments that support healthy development; providing quality education early in life; strengthening youth’s skills; connecting youth to caring adults and activities; creating protective community environments; and intervening to lessen harms and prevent future risk
    • Describe approaches for advancing each strategy and the evidence to support them
    • List the estimated benefits of evidence-based approaches/programs relative to costs
    • Describe the role that public health can play in preventing youth violence

    Course Components:

    • Online text (included)
    • Multiple choice online exam (included)
    • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

    Course Credit(s): 3 CE Credits or Hours

    Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

    Course Schedule: Self-paced

    Course Author(s): Corinne David-Ferdon, PhD, Alana M. Vivolo-Kantor, PhD, MPH, Linda L. Dahlberg, PhD, Khiya J. Marshall, DrPH, MPH, Neil Rainford, MHSE, and Jeffery E. Hall, PhD

    Content Publisher(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Course Author(s) Qualifications:

    Dr. David-Ferdon is the Deputy Associate Director for Science (ADS) within the Office of the Director of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. As the Deputy, she assists the ADS in providing leadership, planning, and guidance to DVP management and staff on scientific policy, research methodology, and priorities for research activities. Her work focuses primarily on the topics of child abuse and neglect, suicide, and youth violence, including school violence and bullying. She also supports prevention science for all violence topics addressed by CDC.

    Dr. David-Ferdon received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and her Master of Science and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

    Dr. Vivolo-Kantor earned a PhD at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health.

    Dr. Dahlberg is the Senior Advisor to the Director in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) within CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Dahlberg received her master’s degree and PhD in sociology from Indiana University (IU)-Bloomington.

    Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

    CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
    Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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