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Title: Victims of Child Abuse; Domestic Violence; Elderly Abuse; Rape, Robbery, Assault; and Violent Death: A Manual for Clergy and Congregations
Corporate Author: Spiritual Dimension in Victim Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Spiritual Dimension in Victim Services
Denver, CO 80206-0736
Grant Number: 88-VF-GX-0005
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NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual for pastors, priests, rabbis, lay leaders, and religious counselors of all faiths is a basic guide to understanding the issues confronting crime victims and developing clergy and congregational services for such victims.
Abstract: This elementary overview of current understanding and experience of crime victimization covers the following crimes: family violence against children (physical abuse, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and neglect); family violence against spouses and the elderly; rape and sexual assault; robbery, assault, and burglary; and violent death (homicide and drunk driving). In addition to providing information on the extent and dynamics of each of these types of victimization, the manual guides clergy in the provision of pastoral services to such victims, including referral to specialized community services and the reporting of child abuse to authorities. Appropriate national resource organizations are listed for each type of crime victim, and helpful publications are cited. Guidance for congregations in mounting programs and services to prevent the various types of criminal victimization is also offered. The logistics of conducting a crime-victimization clergy training event are described as well.
Main Term(s): Religious programs; Victim services
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Domestic assault; Violent crimes
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