ERIC Number: ED392376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Blue Ribbon Commissions, Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminals, Emotional Abuse, Higher Education, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Legal Education (Professions), Licensing Examinations (Professions), Professional Education, Sexual Abuse, Standards, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Teaching (Occupation), Verbal Abuse, Victims of Crime, Violence
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Center against Violence and Abuse, St. Paul.; Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.