ERIC Number: ED164226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Report on Battered Women and Children Conference (Shiprock, New Mexico, May 5 and 6, 1977).
Knox, F. Robert
Representatives of 47 federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and about 280 participants attended the May 4-5, 1977, series of presentations and workshops co-sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. Designed to acquaint residents of the San Juan Basin with social service workers, the conference attempted to clarify needs, problems, and concerns of domestic violence victims, attempted to formulate recommendations aimed at developing responsive services, and coordinate existing resources for such victims. Speakers addressed child neglect and abuse, and woman abuse, which follow similar patterns of self-perpetuation. It was felt that few agencies at any level are equipped to handle woman abuse, and that key problem areas in which change is necessary are research, social policy, emergency services, and the criminal justice system. Workshop participants formulated detailed recommendations for prevention services, emergency and social services, the criminal justice system, and tribal needs. Participants agreed that in the San Juan Basin, there is considerable interest in and support for an organized, systematic, and effective response to problems of domestic violence; residents are looking to their leaders and officials for aid and support in this area because, untreated, domestic violence can only spread. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indians, Battered Women, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Community Organizations, Conferences, Coordination, Cultural Influences, Family Problems, Females, Parent Child Relationship, Public Agencies, Social Agencies, Social Services, State Agencies, Victims of Crime, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Commission on the Status of Women, Albuquerque.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.