Holistic Injury Prevention

  • Lizette Peterson
  • Sara Gable
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Some readers will immediately recognize the relevance of a chapter on childhood injury prevention to the field of child abuse and neglect, whereas others will be surprised at its inclusion in such a book. One of the goals of this chapter, therefore, is to make all interested readers aware of the important connections between these two fields, and to convince researchers that each area has much to contribute to the other. The leading killer of children in this nation is trauma. Children experience physical trauma in a variety of ways, most of which are related to how our nation, states, communities, and families protect children and to what we believe about protecting children. This chapter argues that because of common etiological factors, difficulty in actively distinguishing among types of trauma, and similarity in effective interventions, efforts to unite these research endeavors can strengthen both areas and serve to more adequately protect children in the future from injury, the foremost threat to their health and welfare.


Child Abuse Injury Prevention Corporal Punishment Physical Punishment Unintentional Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lizette Peterson
    • 1
  • Sara Gable
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Missouri at ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Human Development and Family Studies ExtensionUniversity of Missouri at ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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