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CDC Foundation. 2016. Health and well-being for all: Accelerating learning about social determinants [Meeting-in-a-box]. Atlanta, GA: CDC Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This tool is designed to help health and health care professionals at all stages of professional development explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. It simulates a 6-step process for leading change to improve the community's health. The tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators in addressing asthma, obesity, and gang violence. It also includes tips on using the materials, resources for hosting an event, a fact sheet for sharing information about the tool, and a webinar describing it's use.

Contact: CDC Foundation, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000, Atanta, GA 30308, Telephone: (404) 653-0790 Secondary Telephone: (888) 880-4CDC Fax: (404) 653-0330 Web Site: http;// Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Behavior change, Collaboration, Facilitated communication, Interpersonal violence, Learning, Obesity, Problem solving, Program improvement, Role playing, Social change, Training

Women's Preventive Services Initiative. 2016. Final report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration: Recommendations for preventive services for women (abridged report). Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document presents recommendations for women's preventive health care services. Topics include breast cancer screening for average-risk women, breastfeeding services and supplies, screening for cervical cancer, contraception and contraceptive counseling, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, screening for human immunodeficiency virus, screening for interpersonal and domestic violence, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and well-woman preventive visits.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Cervical cancer, Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, Guidelines, HIV screening, Health screening, Health services delivery, Interpersonal violence, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. 2014. Not alone: The first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. [Washington, DC]: White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report presents action steps and recommendations from a federal task force to protect students from sexual violence. Topics include using campus climate surveys to identify problems; preventing sexual assault on campus; responding effectively when a student is sexually assaulted; and improving the federal government's enforcement efforts, and making them more transparent.

Keywords: Community action, Crime prevention, Federal initiatives, Injury prevention, Interpersonal violence, Judicial actions, Policy development, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Schools, Sexual assault, Students, Surveys, Training, Trauma, Violence prevention

Lorenzo SB. 2013. Dating violence among adolescents: Professional resource brief. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource brief provides sources of information about dating violence among adolescents and strategies to prevent or mitigate the physical, psychological, emotional, and social effects. It includes resources, services, and support programs for teens, parents, and professionals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Crisis intervention, Dating, Electronic resources, Interpersonal violence, Prevention

Dworsky A, Napolitano L, Barisik E, Reddy S, Simon M. 2013. The Demoiselle-2-Femme (D2F) pregnancy prevention program evaluation: Findings from the first baseline survey. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a baseline survey completed by 241 girls, primarily African American, in grade 9 through 11 who are participating in a federally funded evaluation of the Demoiselle-2-Femme signature after-school program in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the evaluation is to estimate the effects of program participation on a number of key behavioral outcomes, including sexual activity, unprotected sex, and adolescent pregnancy. The report presents background; describes the program; and discusses study design and methods; student characteristics; relationships with adults; attitudes, feelings, and knowledge about sexual behavior; sexual behavior and prior pregnancy; dating violence; tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use; and educational expectations.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent females, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol consumption behavior, Blacks, Community programs, Dating, Educational attainment, Illinois, Interpersonal violence, Marijuana, Prevention, Relationships, Smoking, Substance abuse

Bandy T, Terzian M, Moore KA. 2012. Does adolescent depression/suicidailty predict unhealthy young adult romantic relationship outcomes? . Washington, DC: Child Trends, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report, which was presented at the 2012 Add Health Users Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, on July 27, 2012, explores the question of whether adolescent depression and suicidality predict unhealthy young adult romantic relationship outcomes. The report provides background, discusses gaps in research and data, and presents information from a study. Study measures (depressive symptoms, suicidal symptoms, unhealthy relationship outcomes, relationship violence, sexual infidelity), findings, and analytic methods are presented.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Adolescent sexuality, Depression, Interpersonal violence, Relationships, Research, Statistical data, Suicide

Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange. 2012. Violence and pregnancy: Screening, resources, and referrals—Provider guide Washington State. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health care providers in Washington state offers tips and advice for screening for violence among pregnant patients. It provides information on confidentiality, referral resources, as well as organizations for providers to gather more information and screening guidelines.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Interpersonal violence, Physician patient relations, Pregnant women, Prenatal screening, Resources for professionals, Washington

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2012. Health care providers and screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence. (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 2 pp. (Fact sheet Q+A)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for health professionals about screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence under the Affordable Care Act. The fact sheet answers questions about new preventive services guidelines, why screening for interpersonal and domestic violence matters, how health professionals can get started with screening, what health professionals should do if a person discloses abuse, and how health professionals can learn more about responding to domestic violence.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Emotional abuse, Guidelines, Health services, Interpersonal violence, Legislation, Physical abuse, Prevention, Screening, Sexual abuse

Zahnd E, Aydin M, Grant D, Holtby S. 2011. The link between intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and mental health in California. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 8 pp. (Health policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief presents findings on the linkages between intimate partner violence (IPV), emotional health, and substance use among adults ages 18-65 in California. Topics include psychological distress among IPV victims, violence-related substance abuse, and mental health and substance abuse services needs among IPV victims.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Domestic violence, Emotional trauma, Interpersonal violence, Mental health, Mental health services, Public policy, State surveys, Substance abuse, Substance abuse treatment services, Women's health

Gewirtz AH. 2010. Homeless shelters, permanent/supportive housing, and transitional housing. North Bethesda, MD: Safe Start Center, 8 pp. (Moving from evidence to action; issue brief no. 6)

Annotation: This issue brief translates emerging research and program practice into action steps for providers to design and implement programs that meet the needs of children who are exposed to violence and living in homeless shelters or supportive or transitional housing. The brief aims to build the capacity of housing and homelessness service providers to offer sensitive, timely, and appropriate interventions that enhance children's safety, promote their resilience, and ensure their well-being. The brief includes case scenarios and analyses and a discussion of signs and symptoms of exposure to violence, impact of exposure to violence on children, working with families who live in homeless shelters or supportive or transitional housing, evidence-based practices, building the infrastructure, and special considerations.

Contact: Safe Start Center, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800, North Bethesda, MD 20852-5007, Telephone: (800) 865-0965 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Domestic violence, Families, Family violence, Homeless persons, Homelessness, Interpersonal violence, Intervention, Research, Safety, Service delivery, Violence, programs

Leiderman S, Almo C. 2006. Interpersonal violence and adolescent pregnancy: Prevalence and implications for practice and policy. (2nd ed.). Bala Cynwyd, PA: Center for Assessment and Policy Development; Washington, DC: National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention, 38 pp. (Making a difference...)

Annotation: This report highlights information about the links between interpersonal violence and adolescent pregnancy; findings are based on a review of literature and interviews with experts in several fields. The report is designed to inform the work of practitioners, programs planners, evaluators, researchers, youth advocates, legislators, and leaders of community-based coalitions and task forces. Section topics include the relationship between interpersonal violence and adolescent pregnancy; implications for interventions and policy; and next steps to consider. A bibliography and interview list are provided.

Contact: Center for Assessment and Policy Development, 268 Barren Hill Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428, Telephone: 610.828.1063 Fax: (610) 664-6099 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Interpersonal violence, Intervention, Research

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 2003. Costs of intimate partner violence against women in the United States. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 55 pp.

Annotation: This report estimates the incidence, prevalence, and costs of nonfatal and fatal intimate partner violence (IPV), identifies future research needs, and highlights the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's priorities for prevention research. The report presents annual data about IPV and its costs, generalized from data about the incidence of IPV in 1995 and the costs associated with those particular victimizations. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report includes two appendices: (1) calculating lost productivity and related values and (2) calculating age group-specific present value of lifetime earnings estimates.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Battered women, Costs, Domestic violence, Family violence, Interpersonal violence, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Violence

Lindsay JW. 1995. Teenage couples: Caring, commitment and change—How to build a relationship that lasts. Buena Park, CA: Morning Glory Press, 206 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information adolescent couples need to know in order to interact with one another. It covers the emotional components of meeting and falling in love with someone, making decisions about the future of the relationship; communicating; resolving arguments; keeping a romance alive; the significance of sex; building trusting relationships; dealing with issues related to drugs, alcohol, and partner abuse, and making decisions about ending a relationship. It is one of two publications developed for adolescent couples, whether married or unmarried. The other publication, "Teenage Couples: Coping with Reality," focuses on issues relating to finances, parental relations, having children, and taking responsibility for the activities of daily life such as cooking and cleaning. A third volume, "Teenage Couples: Expectations and Reality," presents the results of a 1994 survey on adolescent couples which considered the differences in the problems encountered by couples living singly and those living together.

Contact: Morning Glory Press, 6595 San Haroldo Way, Buena Park, CA 90620-3748, Telephone: (888) 612-8254 Fax: (888) 327-4362 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-885356-92-x, paper; 1-885356-93-8, cloth.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communication, Conflict resolution, Domestic violence, Interpersonal relations, Marriage, Materials for adolescents, Relationships, Social behavior, Substance abuse

Advocates for Youth. 1995. Life planning education: A youth development program. (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 541 pp.

Annotation: This teaching guide helps educators prepare adolescents in grades 7–12 to make decisions about topics that will affect their lives. It covers the skills and information adolescents need to make transitions from school to adulthood. The guide uses exercises and activities that rely on the experiences of the participants to reinforce the lesson. Chapters cover these topics: self perception and self image; personal, family, and community values; communication; relationships; sexuality; community participation; goal setting; decision making; gender roles; parenting; responding to violence; health care; reducing sexual risks, and employment. The guide includes an evaluation form and lists sources of videotapes. An earlier edition of this title was released in 1989 by the Center for Population Options, which was the publisher's name at that time. It is being revised in 2015. It is also available in Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Contact: Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-3420 Fax: (202) 419-1448 Web Site: $44.95 plus 20 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Communication skills, Decision making, Educational materials, Employment, Family planning, HIV, Health, Interpersonal relations, Life skills, Non English language materials, Parenting, Planning, Problem solving, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Self concept, Sex role, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, Social values, Spanish language materials, Violence prevention

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Region X. 1994. Interpersonal violence: The many faces of abuse—Proceedings. Seattle, WA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Region X, 61 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings provide a summary of a conference held February 9-11, 1994, in Seattle, Washington. The conference was the first major Public Health Service multi-regional activity which addressed the recognition, treatment, and prevention of interpersonal violence. Keynote presentations provided perspectives of interpersonal violence from the criminal justice system, public health services, health care providers, juvenile justice system, and religious communities. Panel sessions focused on issues in child abuse, adolescent abuse, partner/spouse abuse, elder abuse, and special topics. Aspects of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse were considered. The proceedings also include a bibliography of selected resources prepared by the Children's Safety Network National Injury and Violence Resource Center in Newton, Massachusetts. It is available separately under the title: "Interpersonal Violence: A Bibliography of Selected Resources."

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region X, 2201 Sixth Avenue, Room 1036, Mail Stop -01, Seattle, WA 98121-1831, Telephone: (206) 615-2010 Fax: (206) 615-2087 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Conferences, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Emotional abuse, Interpersonal violence, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.