ERIC Number: ED385384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Violence and the American Family: Report of a Workshop (Racine, Wisconsin, May 11-13, 1993).
Chalk, Rosemary, Ed.
This report reviews the activities of a workshop on violence and the American family that was conducted to consider the nexus between research and policy issues in the field, identify key issues that need to be addressed in responding to the problem of family violence, and highlight program initiatives to address the problem. It lists workshop participants and outlines key issues in regard to the dimensions of family violence, existing interventions, and policies, programs, and research directions. The report then identifies key elements of programs that can address the full range of issues, including social services, health, and criminal justice concerns. It concludes by advocating three steps that can be taken to address the problem of family violence in America: (1) development of a public education campaign that would foster understanding of the complex dimensions of family violence; (2) development of rigorous evaluations of public-sector programs designed to treat or reduce the incidence of child and spousal abuse and abuse of the elderly; and (3) integration of preventive measures for family violence into a comprehensive, community-based program of family support services. (MDM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Battered Women, Child Abuse, Crime Prevention, Elder Abuse, Family Programs, Family Violence, Health Services, Integrated Services, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Social Services, Workshops
Board on Children and Families, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children and Families.
Note: Workshop organized by the National Forum on the Future of Children and Families (now incorporated into the Board on Children and Families); the National Research Council's Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and the Institute of Medicine.