Violence brief interventions: a rapid review

Neville, F. G., Goodall, C. A. , Williams, D. J. and Donnelly, P. D. (2014) Violence brief interventions: a rapid review. Agression and Violent Behaviour, 19(6), pp. 692-698. (doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2014.09.015)

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Provision of a Violence Brief Intervention (VBI) to young men undergoing treatment for a violent injury may represent a teachable moment for the prevention of future interpersonal violence in Scotland. Prior to intervention design, a rapid review of the research literature was necessary to examine existing programmes. After title and abstract screening, eight distinct VBIs were identified from full texts. Whilst none of the programmes were a perfect match for our intervention goals, they did demonstrate the potential effectiveness of brief interventions for violence prevention at both cognitive and behavioural levels. Key themes of successful interventions included brief motivational interviewing as an effective method of engaging with at-risk participants and encouraging change, the utility of social norms approaches for correcting peer norm misperceptions, the usefulness of working with victims of violence in medical settings (particularly oral and maxillofacial surgeries), the importance of addressing the role of alcohol after violent injury, the advantages of a computer-therapist hybrid model of delivery, and the need for adequate follow-up evaluation as part of a randomised control trial. This information has been used to design a VBI which is currently under evaluation.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Agression and Violent Behaviour. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Agression and Violent Behaviour, [19, 6, (November-December 2014)]
Keywords:Violence; brief intervention; alcohol; maxillofacial; social norms
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Goodall, Professor Christine
Authors: Neville, F. G., Goodall, C. A., Williams, D. J., and Donnelly, P. D.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Research Group:Community Oral Health
Journal Name:Agression and Violent Behaviour
ISSN (Online):1873-6335
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Agression and Violent Behaviour 19(6):692-698
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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