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Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention

  • Richard Volpe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sports and Recreation-Related Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Daria Smeh
      Pages 39-55
    3. Daria Smeh, Daisy Radha Singla
      Pages 57-80
    4. Helen Looker, Julia Forgie
      Pages 117-134
    5. Negar Ahmadi, Helen Looker
      Pages 135-149
    6. Tanya Morton
      Pages 151-167
    7. Daniella Semotok
      Pages 169-180
  3. Fall-Related Traumatic Injury Prevention: Falls Across the Life-Span

About this book


This casebook profiles exceptional traumatic injury prevention programs from all over the globe. Its detailed description and analysis employ a multi-stage process of identifying, evaluating, and casing effective prevention practices. The case studies reflect how legislative and regulatory information impact prevention efforts and provides insight into how national centers for injury prevention and control inform prevention practices on countrywide levels. The authors work with outcome-based research criteria to select and develop their comprehensive and contextually aware profiles of the programs. All included case studies follow the BRIO approach (Background, Resources, Implementation, and Outcome) – a model designed to provide a consistent way of describing programs that have been evaluated and found to be exceptional practices.

The scope of the Casebook ranges across: 

  • The challenge of traumatic injury prevention
  • Sports and recreation-related traumatic injury prevention
  • Fall-related traumatic injury prevention
  • Road traffic-related traumatic injury prevention
  • Traumatic injury prevention within complex systems

In its recognition of traumatic injury prevention across the lifespan as a critical and complex public health challenge, the Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention promises to be an influential and authoritative resource for professionals and students in public health, safety, injury prevention, medicine, psychology, sociology, nursing, and engineering. Government agencies and institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health departments, and safety associations also would find the Casebook relevant to their work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Volpe
    • 1
  1. 1.Life Span Adaptation Projects, Laidlaw Research CentreUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

About the editors

Richard Volpe is Projects Director of Life Span Adaptation Projects at the Laidlaw Research Centre of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, and Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

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