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NCJ Number: 204004 Find in a Library
Title: Family Violence: An Intervention Model for Dental Professionals
Series: OVC Others
Author(s): Kristin Littel
Date Published: December 2004
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 1997-VF-GX-K030
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin presents and discusses a University of Minnesota training program designed to educate dental professionals about the signs of family violence and teach them proactive and appropriate intervention.
Abstract: Educating dental professionals about family violence increases the likelihood they will screen for abuse and intervene appropriately when necessary. In 1997, through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry and the Program Against Sexual Violence joined forces to create a training program called Family Violence: An Intervention Model for Dental Professionals. The program is a useful training tool for increasing awareness of the complex problem of family violence and promoting a proactive response by dental professionals. This bulletin describes both the connection between dentistry and family violence intervention and the evaluative impact of the training program. The bulletin attempts to promote training for dental professionals on their role in intervening in patient cases of family violence and encourage the inclusion of dental professionals in community efforts to coordinate responses to family violence.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Crime prevention education; Crisis intervention training; Domestic assault prevention; OVC grant-related documents; Physician child abuse neglect role; Physicians role in crime prevention; Spouse abuse detection
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