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Family violence takes many forms including the maltreatment of children, violence between intimate partners and the abuse of older adults. Violence, which encompasses neglect, can result in injury, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. The effects of violence impact the health and mental wellness of those who are victimized, and are costly to society. With this in mind, a new Violence Prevention Public Health Topic has been launched on the Portal to provide data, strategies and guidance in violence prevention.
Featured Best Practices
The health of mothers and their infants intertwine from preconception to the postpartum period. Ideal maternal and infant health results in a full-term pregnancy and a postpartum period that supports the needs of both mother and child. Read more on successful interventions to promote maternal/infant health...
The Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) has systematically reviewed violence prevention programs from around the world to identify 38 effective interventions...
School nutrition policies and strategies to support food security have an impact on eating habits and nutritional intake, but what do we know about what works in practice? Dietitians of Canada has developed public health nutrition practice guidance on these two important topics...
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