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NCJ Number: NCJ 212962    
Title: Victims of Crime: A Social Work Response: Building Skills To Strengthen Survivors
  Document URL: HTML 
Author(s): Fran Danis Ph.D.
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Social Workers (NASW)
United States of America

Univerity of Texas at Austin
School of Social Work
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 0
  Series: OVC Training
  Annotation: This federally sponsored CD-ROM provides extensive materials for a training workshop, introducing social work practitioners and students to the field of crime victim assistance and the rights and services available to victims of crime.
Abstract: This CD-ROM sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provides a comprehensive training kit that teaches social work practitioners about the impact of violent crime on and the services and legal rights available to adult crime victims. It can be used as a continuing education workshop or as a stand-alone lesson for graduate or undergraduate social work class. The kit contains five components, all sponsored by OVC: (1) Introductory Workshop on Crime Victims’ Rights and Services Trainer’s Manual; (2) Introductory Workshop Participant’s Manual; (3) Social Work Class Discussion Guide for the video “New Directions from the Field”: Victims’ Rights and Services for the 21st Century; (4) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Chapter Replication Guide; and (5) “New Directions from the Field: Victims’ Rights and Services for the 21st Century” flash video. The Trainer’s Manual attempts to enhance professional social workers’ response to adult victims and survivors of violent crime by describing biopsychosocial effects of violent crime, describing services available to victims and survivors, identifying rights of victims, and understanding the role of victim impact statements. The Discussion Guide is an accompaniment to the video itself and provides a brief history of the victim assistance field and discusses the three segments of the video: implementing victims’ rights, providing access to services, and continuing education and training. The Replication Guide assists the NASW chapters in implementing their own versions of the Victims of Crime: A Social Work Response Project. The goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of professional social workers to respond to adult victims of violent crimes.
Main Term(s): Social worker training
Index Term(s): Social workers ; Social work ; Victim services ; Social service agencies ; Victims rights ; Victim services training
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-VF-GX-0004
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Video portion of the CD-ROM is 20 minutes in length. For actual document support pertaining to material in the CD-ROM see NCJ-211454-457.
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