Applied Public Health: Examining Multifaceted Social or Ecological Problems and Child Maltreatment

John R. Lutzker (Editor)
Center for Healthy Development, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA010000



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This book is devoted to a theme of public health reaching out to communities of practice/engaging communities in new public health endeavors/community-scientist collaborations. The authors sought chapters that fit the theme and were either quantitative or qualitative research, program descriptions, or theoretical reviews of public health issues. Thus, this book contains both quantitative and qualitative research papers, programmatic and theoretical papers on applied public health issues. A range of topics are included from violence and behavioral problems to nutrition, cancer survival, deinstitutionalization, intellectual disability and child maltreatment. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Introduction: Applied public health
(John R Lutzker and Joav Merrick)

Section I: Violence and Behavioral Problems

Chapter 1. Associations between hunger and emotional and behavioral problems
(Monica H Swahn, Robert M Bossarte, Elizabeth Gaylor, Dena Musa Elimam and Mary K Walingo)

Chapter. Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and physical fighting
(Monica H Swahn, Robert M Bossarte, Dena Musa Elimam, Elizabeth Gaylor and Sudha Jayaraman)

Chapter 3. The influence of aging, health and community characteristics on happiness
(Brian K Payne, Elizabeth Monk-Turner, Nancy P Kropf and Charlie Turner)

Chapter 4. Intimate partner violence among Bosnian Muslim women
(Lisa R Muftic and Leana Allen Bouffard)

Section II: Qualitative Studies

Chapter 5. Community and academia partnerships in the Lower Mississippi Delta
(Murugi Ndirangu, Kathy Yadrick, Susan Graham-Kresge, Brent Hales, Amanda Avis and Margaret Bogle)

Chapter 6. The Role of Focus Groups in Helping Cancer Survivors Educate Youth about the Hazards of Tobacco Use
(Lawrence Bryant, Stephen Morrison and Lynda T Goodfellow)

Chapter 7. Moving breast cancer awareness from margin to center in African American communities
(Dee M Baldwin and Sandra Mitchell)

Chapter 8
Deinstitutionalization: A promise still unrealized
(Jessica L Howell, Stacey Ramirez and Daniel B Crimmins)

Section III: Child Maltreatment

Chapter 9. SafeCare: Addressing child maltreatment from a public health perspective
(Anna Edwards, John R Lutzker, Shannon Self-Brown and Daniel Whitaker)

Chapter 10. SafeCare®: Towards wide-scale implementation of a child maltreatment prevention program
(John R Lutzker and Anna Edwards)

Chapter 11. Affirming diversity: Multi-cultural collaboration to deliver the incredible years parent programs
(Carolyn Webster-Stratton)

Chapter 12. Science-to-practice: Adapting an evidence based child trauma treatment for American Indian and Alaska Native populations
(Dolores Subia BigFoot and Susan R Schmidt)

Chapter 13. A view from the top: Executive and management challenges in a statewide implementation of an evidence based practice to reduce child neglect
(Lawrence A Palinkas and Gregory A Aarons)

Chapter 14. Attributions, parental anger and risk of maltreatment
(Aileen M Pidgeon and Matthew R Sanders)

Chapter 15. The effects of project SafeCare® on the parenting skills of a mother with an intellectual disability
(Jennifer Crockett, and Olivia Hird)

Section IV: Acknowledgements

Chapter 16. About the editors

Chapter 17. About the Center for Healthy Development, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Chapter 18. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 19. About the book series “Health and Human development”

Section V: Index

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