HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Experts present strategies to address adolescent violence and bullying

Washington, D.C. During a web-based CME conference on July 13th, two of the nation's leading experts on adolescent violence and bullying examined the prevalence of adolescent violence including bullying in the United States, identifying risk and resiliency factors for violence, as well as common characteristics shared by victims and aggressors, and offered effective prevention strategies health professionals can use to combat the problem. The conference was co-sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine and Medscape/WebMD. A free archive of the session is now available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/5652.

In his opening remarks as moderator of the session, Dr. George Lundberg, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape General Medicine, said, "Despite a growing understanding of the psychological and physiological effects of violence and the need for preventive measures, the Office of the Surgeon General reports that rates of violent activity have not decreased since the mid 1990s." He continued, "Many schools still lack effective violence prevention and treatment programs; however, there are methods that health professionals can use to both identify and prevent youth violence."

Dr. Howard Spivak, discussing whether violent tendencies are a product of nature or nurture, stated that, "the fact that the rates [of adolescent violence] are relatively low in the rest of the world as compared to this country gives the positive message that this is, in fact, preventable and that this phenomenon in the United States reflects either something we are doing that is promoting violence or violent behavior, or something we're not doing." Dr. Susan Limber, Associate Director of Clemson University's Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and one of the nation's foremost bullying experts, stressed that health care professionals should be "vigilant" when evaluating their patients, lookin
'"/>

Contact: Jenn Rogers
jrogers@acpm.org
202-466-2044 x107
American College of Preventive Medicine
17-Jul-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
2. Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
3. Experts debate role of stenting, bypass surgery in left main coronary artery disease
4. Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped
5. Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa
6. Experts add to growing warnings about asthma drug
7. Experts review current and future approaches to dementia diagnosis
8. Experts call for balance in addressing under treated pain and drug abuse
9. Experts question prevalent stereotypes about autism
10. Experts to address use of patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials at joint Mayo-FDA forum
11. Experts call for re-focussing of COPD management to reduce hospital admissions and mortality

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/11/2019)... ... , ... Ahipoki is excited to announce a new vegan and gluten free ... pescatarians and poke bowl fans alike. Ahimi is made of five simple ingredients ... similar to tuna, Ahipoki customers will now have a vegan option when ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 10, 2019 , ... ... problems facing the ever-changing corporate landscape, Mediaplanet today announces the launch of ... With topics ranging from the importance of candid one-on-one conversations, ideas for ...
(Date:9/9/2019)... ... September 09, 2019 , ... Sharon, ... attended the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) Annual Conference. This year, ... Year (PAOY) award. This is Sharon’s third nomination in a row. The entire ...
(Date:9/8/2019)... DELAND, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 09, 2019 , ... ... Best Colleges list of Best Regional Universities – South, released today. In addition, Stetson ... Best Value Schools, No. 11; Most Innovative Universities, No. 14; Campus Ethnic Diversity, No. ...
(Date:9/8/2019)... ... September 06, 2019 , ... ProRehab Louisville has ... injury experts for rehabilitation to young Louisville athletes. , Building off of a ... and fitness programs, the expert physical therapists at ProRehab will be ensuring that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 11, 2019 , ... LifePod® ... innovator HomeThrive has selected LifePod’s voice-first service for rollout to an initial 100 ... over the age of 50, demand has steadily increased for solutions that both ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 11, 2019 , ... Genedata, the leading ... globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company, has licensed Genedata Biologics® to support their R&D ... , “As part of our strategy to expand our biopharmaceutical R&D operations, ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... , ... September 11, 2019 , ... ... for real time delivery of medical spa treatment approvals, will be speaking on ... at Telehealth Secrets Conference October 2-4, 2019 in Silicon Valley. , Gazaui brings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: