ERIC Number: ED237288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Rural Texas Domestic Violence Health Professionals Education Program. Final Report.
Mountain, Karen; And Others
The Rural Texas Domestic Violence Health Professionals Education Program (RTDVHPEP) was designed as an initial and circumscribed effort in the establishment of a comprehensive network of services for Texas victims of rural domestic violence. Immediate goals of RTDVHPEP were to provide rural health care professionals with knowledge and skills to identify domestic violence victims, utilize and coordinate existing services and resources, create needed services, and design local networks. Rural health providers who participated in the five RTDVHPEP conferences developed increased awareness of their role as community change agents and became familiar with the network of existing domestic violence services. This led to development of working relationships between rural health providers and domestic violence service providers, thus creating/expanding local services, strengthening the existing service network, enhancing public awareness, and helping to foster social change. Program achievements included increased statewide awareness of rural domestic violence, creation of new services, improvement of existing services, creation of a nonmetropolitan health/human service provider database, compilation/analysis of rural domestic violence research data, development of local/regional/state networks, organization of 5 conferences for 612 health/human service providers, development of tools for rural health/human service providers, and creation of a model for a cost-effective, high-impact education program. (MH)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Involvement, Community Problems, Conferences, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Family Problems, Guidelines, Health Personnel, Human Services, Improvement Programs, Inservice Education, Interviews, Networks, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Rural Areas, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Social Work Research.
Identifiers: Family Violence; Texas