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  NCJ Number: NCJ 184565   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence How Do We Learn More: Including Women's Voices
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Deborah Beckmassey ; Chris Hernandez ; Judy Chan ; Booya Bahida
  Corporate Author: Vickii Coffey & Associates, Inc
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/1999
  Page Count: 55
  Annotation: A panel discusses the importance of including in domestic violence research and services victims from various backgrounds and situations with diverse characteristics and experiences of abuse.
  Abstract: One panel member reports on a "brainstorming" session that solicited a listing of diverse groups of people who may have experienced domestic violence. Among the list produced are incarcerated women, men and youth, disabled women, immigrant women, homeless women and children, migrant women and children, older persons, individuals in nursing homes, and multi-racial individuals. The problem for practitioners and researchers is to find abused individuals in these various groups, engage them in conversation about their personal experiences, and gain their cooperation in research or service participation. Sometimes, however, people from marginal groups are screened out of research or programming because of communication problems (non-English-speaking) or because they have characteristics with which the researchers or practitioners feel incapable of dealing, such as criminal backgrounds, drug addiction, or mental illness. A panel member notes that practitioners and advocates are likely to be more zealous than researchers in seeking out populations of women whose backgrounds, characteristics, or ethnic identities differ from mainstream victims of domestic violence. Researchers should focus on such practitioners and advocates so as to advance research and knowledge that will be helpful in serving these diverse populations of victims. One panel member describes research in Seattle, Wash., that focused on the prevalence of domestic violence among a minority population.
  Main Term(s): Female victims
  Index Term(s): Minorities ; Research methods ; Research design ; Victim services ; Researcher subject relations ; Domestic assault ; Domestic violence causes ; Domestic assault prevention ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 1999-WT-VX-0002
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  Type: Conference Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Proceedings of the Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence
   
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