Clinician practice patterns: linking to community resources for childhood aggression

Journal Name: 
Clin Pediatr
Authors: 
Barkin,S.
Ip,E.H.
Finch,S.
Markin,K.
Steffes,J.
Wasserman,R.C.
Abstract: 
Creating links to community resources for childhood aggression is one component of office-based violence prevention. Evidence is lacking regarding the effect of training clinicians to make these referrals and families' responses to them. Clinicians who received training (n=47) and parents (1093) were queried on the provision of referrals immediately after the visit. Fewer than half of clinicians (45%) reported making a community referral. A third of providers (37%) noted difficulty in identifying local resources. Training clinicians to utilize community resources for childhood aggression does not often result in creating community links for this purpose.
2006
Volume: 
45
Pages: 
750-756
Keywords: 
community, Family, Parents, PROS, provider, response, Violence