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NCJ Number: 167062 Find in a Library
Title: Fitting the Pieces Together: The Attorney General's Keynote Address to the NOW (National Organization for Women) Leadership Summit on Violence and Poverty in the Lives of Women and Their Children
Journal: Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty  Volume:3  Issue:1  Dated:(Fall 1995)  Pages:39-44
Author(s): J Reno
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This keynote address by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno focuses on how the proper raising of our children in a healthful, safe environment with educational opportunities can prepare them to be responsible citizens who engage in nonviolent, responsible behaviors.
Abstract: The abuse of children and the deprivation of health services and educational opportunities produces and perpetuates poverty and its link with violence. Children who are unhealthy cannot develop their skills and acquire the knowledge necessary to fulfill their potential vocationally and socially. Children who are abused emotionally and physically or who observe family members being so abused will tend to use violent behavior in their own efforts to cope with frustration and conflict. The key is effective parenting that contributes to well-adjusted, well- protected children. Home visitation programs offer a wide variety of assistance to parents, such as role modeling, parent-infant interaction, and linkages to needed community services. Domestic violence must also be addressed through intervention programs that use community resources to protect victims and treat abusers. The effort of community programs must also focus on providing more resources for children by improving education and developing employment structures that provide parents more time at home with their children.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abused women; Domestic violence causes; Violence causes
Note: Keynote address at "A Leadership Summit: The Link Between Violence and Poverty in the Lives of Women and Their Children," held April 28, 1995, at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
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