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NCJ Number: 162286 Find in a Library
Title: Service Provider Perspectives on Family Violence Interventions: Proceedings of a Workshop
Corporate Author: National Research Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 121
Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York, NY 10036
National Research Council
Washington, DC 20001
Sale Source: National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The proceedings of a workshop on what is known about the effectiveness of treatment and prevention programs for family violence includes the speakers' presentations and highlights from the discussions that followed each panel of speakers.
Abstract: On February 27, 1995, the Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions convened a workshop in Washington, D.C., for service providers and researchers who are involved in programs designed to treat, control, and prevent various forms of family violence. The workshop was organized to obtain perspectives from practitioners as part of the committee's fact- finding process in conducting a comprehensive study on what is known about the effectiveness of treatment and prevention programs for family violence. It consisted of five panels of speakers, and the agenda was designed to inform the further work of the committee by highlighting the experiences and perspectives of service providers who focus on various aspects of family violence interventions. The five panels were child victims services, spousal victim services, elderly and dependent adult victim services, treatment of offenders, and comprehensive services. The presentations reflect the various orientations of service providers, who are based in health, social service, and law enforcement settings. In response to recognition of the severity and scope of family violence, legal, health, and social service institutions have established programs for victims, perpetrators, or troubled families. Community-based services, such as battered women's shelter programs, have also been developed by former victims of spousal abuse and grassroots activists. Overall the workshop illustrated the variation in the design of family violence interventions by focusing on a small selection of popular programs as well as novel or promising new approaches to intervention. Appended list of workshop participants
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Abusing parents; Abusing spouses; Child abuse; Child abuse treatment; Domestic assault; Elder Abuse; Spouse abuse treatment programs
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