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Author: Joanne Brewer, M.P.H.

1. Lecture Outline

1.1. Extent and Types of Violence

  • Family violence
  • Community violence
  • Institutionalized violence
  • Global violence

1.2. Power, Control, and Abuse

  • Understanding power dynamics (focuses on US culture, society); when and how power can be used to abuse
  • Types of abuse - physical, emotional, sexual, financial

1.3. A Closer Look at Family, Intimate Partner and Sexual Abuse

  • Who are the victims and perpetrators?

1.4. Health Consequences of Violence

  • Consequences to individuals, families, communities
  • Physical, mental, and social health consequences
  • Oral health consequences

1.5. The Role of Health Care and Dental Providers in Responding to Family Violence

1.6. Overview of Tufts Dental Outreach to Survivors (DOTS) Program

2. Recommended Reading

  • World Report on Violence and Health, World Health Organization, 2002
  • Violence Against Women- The Health Sector Responds, 2003
    • This book is a collaborative effort between the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), and the Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH), with technical assistance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PAHO produced the first three chapters of Section I. Chapter One gives an overview of why gender-based violence is a public health problem. Chapters Two and Three discuss the development, implementation and achievements of PAHO's integrated strategy for Addressing GBV (gender-based violence), starting with how the "Critical Path" study helped define the strategy. In the next four chapters of Section II, PATH presents the strategy's application and its "Lessons Learned" at the macro, or political, level (Chapter Four), within the health sector (Chapter Five), in the clinic (Chapter Six), and beyond the clinic to the community at large (Chapter Seven).
    • The World Health Organization contributed the final chapter (Chapter Eight), which offers a more global perspective on how the lessons learned and the integrated strategy may be applied in other communities around the world. http://www.paho.org/english/dpm/gpp/gh/VAWHealthSector.htm
  • Through a Public Health Lens. Preventing Violence Against Women: An Update from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Corinne M. Graffunder, M.P.H.; Rita K. Noonan, Ph.D.; Pamela Cox, M.P.H.; Jocelyn Wheaton, M.P.H. J Womens Health 13(1):5-14, 2004. © 2004 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.