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NCJ Number: 66395 Find in a Library
Title: DOMESTIC AND PERSONAL VIOLENCE (FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES, P 509-529, 1979 - SEE NCJ-66387)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: General Federation of Women's Clubs
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: General Federation of Women's Clubs
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: BOOKLET NO 2
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS GUIDE FOR GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUB MEMBERS PROVIDES GENERAL INFORMATION AND DEFINITIONS FOR CHILD SUGGESTIONS FOR STARTING COMMUNITY SERVICES.
Abstract: GENERAL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION STEPS ARE PRESENTED, SUCH AS STUDYING COMMUNITY NEEDS, GAINING COMMUNITY SUPPORT, AND DEVELOPING A PLAN; WHETHER THE PROJECT BE FOR CHILD ABUSE, SPOUSE BATTERING, OR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS. THE PHENOMENON OF CHILD ABUSE IS EXPLAINED AND GENERAL RESOURCES THAT CAN BE CONTACTED FOR DEALING WITH IT ARE LISTED. POINTERS ARE OFFERED FOR HELPING ABUSIVE PARENTS HELP THEMSELVES, FOR ENLISTING THE HELP OF LAY THERAPISTS, AND FOR DEVELOPING CONTACTS WITH EXISTING AGENCIES TO HELP REDUCE ABUSE. WAYS TO GO ABOUT INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT CHILD ABUSE ARE MENTIONED, AND THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE LAW IN STOPPING, REPORTING, AND PROSECUTING FOR CHILD ABUSE IS DISCUSSED. EXPLANATIONS FOR SPOUSE BATTERING ARE GIVEN, TOGETHER WITH RESOURCES THAT CAN BE TAPPED TO DEAL WITH BOTH THE ABUSERS AND THE ABUSED. TYPES OF FACILITIES AND SHELTERS FOR BATTERED SPOUSES ARE DESCRIBED. THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE COURTS, AND THE LAW IS DELINEATED, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR BATTERED SPOUSES ARE NOTED. FINALLY, THE CRIME OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IS EXAMINED, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LITERATURE, ORGANIZATIONS, AND PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE CONSULTED FOR SETTING UP A PROGRAM, INFORMING THE PUBLIC, OR FOR HELPING AN INDIVIDUAL. TYPES OF FACILITIES FOR RAPE VICTIMS ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. RESOURCES FOR DISCOVERING HOW TO IMPROVE LAW ENFORCEMENT, MEDICAL, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCEDURES FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ARE PROVIDED, AS ARE NAMES OF RELATED PROGRAMS ON SEXUAL ASSAULT. IN ADDITION, FUNDING RESOURCES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED, AND MORE RESOURCES FOR CHILD ABUSE, SPOUSE BATTERING, AND SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS ARE APPENDED. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Crisis shelters; Domestic assault; Sexual assault victims; Victim program implementation
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