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NCJ Number: 67041 Find in a Library
Title: DETROIT AND WAYNE COUNTY (MI) FAMILY SERVICE - FAMILY TROUBLE CLINIC - A POLICE-SOCIAL WORK APPROACH TO FAMILY VIOLENCE
Author(s): E T WALKER
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 69
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FAMILY TROUBLE CLINIC, A COOPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FAMILY SERVICE OF DETROIT AND WAYNE COUNTY, PROVIDES EMERGENCY COUNSELING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROBLEMS.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM DEVELOPED OUT OF AN IDENTIFIED COMMUNITY NEED AND EXPECTATION THAT THE POLICE AND SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION SHOULD COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS IN SEEKING A SOLUTION TO THE SOCIAL PROBLEM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. PROGRAM SERVICE IS AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK WITH A REGULAR FULL-TIME STAFF DURING THE DAY AND ONCALL PART-TIME STAFF AT NIGHT AND ON WEEKENDS. THUS, A DEGREE OF SOCIAL WORK AVAILABILITY IS PROVIDED FOR THE CITY OF DETROIT THAT HERETOFORE HAD BEEN NONEXISTENT. ANOTHER EXEMPLARY FEATURE OF THE PROGRAM IS THE MODEL OF SERVICE BEING DEMONSTRATED, IN THAT POLICE AND SOCIAL WORK SKILLS ARE COMBINED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE TWO DISCIPLINES EACH MAINTAIN THEIR UNIQUE QUALITIES. OTHER PROGRAM RESULTS INCLUDE THE DEMONSTRATION OF THIS SERVICE AS USEFUL TO BOTH AN AFFLUENT AND A LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC CLIENT GROUP, THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF CASEWORK SERVICE VIA THE TELEPHONE, AND SKILLFUL USE OF OUTREACH TECHNIQUES TO HELP A NEW AND HARD-TO-REACH CLIENT POPULATION. THE REPORT INCLUDES FOOTNOTES, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND APPENDIXES OF RELATED NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND LEGISLATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Child abuse; Counseling; Crisis intervention; Domestic assault; Interagency cooperation; Michigan; Police social services; Social work
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