The public health approach to the prevention of family violence in Hong Kong

Ko Ling Chan

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Abstract

The public health approach has been adopted by the World Health Organization as a conceptual framework for the prevention of family violence. 2. The public health approach has four key steps: (a) problem description/public health surveillance; (b) risk and protective factor research; (c) preventive intervention development and evaluation; and (d) broad implementation of effective prevention programmes. 3. Public health intervention can be categorized into three levels of prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. 4. Preventive strategies can be classified as universal, selective, or indicated. 5. The social ecological model of family violence conceptualizes the risk factors at four levels: the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreventing Family Violence
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach
PublisherHong Kong University Press, HKU
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789888083787
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Chan, K. L. (2012). The public health approach to the prevention of family violence in Hong Kong. In Preventing Family Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 1-15). Hong Kong University Press, HKU.