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ERIC Number: ED392376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Responding to Violence and Abuse: Educating Minnesota Professionals for the Future. A Report of the Statewide Task Forces.
Minnesota Higher Education Center against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul.; Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
In response to a 1993 Minnesota crime bill, four task forces reviewed violence education in professional higher education programs and made recommendations for legislation and law enforcement. The four task forces--in Law, Health Services, Human Services, and Education--made several critical recommendations that applied across professions: interdisciplinary violence education should be taught by knowledgeable faculty for all students in professional education programs; victims and offenders should participate as speakers, panelists, and community resources; protocols should be developed in all professions for dealing with violent or abusive members; cultural competency should be stressed for students and practitioners; pre-admission standards should screen students at risk for violent or abusive behavior; and opportunities for service learning should be provided all students. Among the 10 recommendations for legislation and 6 recommendations for law enforcement were the following: appropriate certification boards should create a specialization in law relative to crimes of violence; law enforcement schools should create experiential learning opportunities in areas related to violence and abuse; and the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board should define "conduct unbecoming an officer" to include patterns of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or harassment. Appendixes contain a list of task force members and tables showing the evaluation of graduate professional education programs. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Center against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul.; Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota