ERIC Number: ED406069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
MCN Clinial Supplement, January/February 1994.
Migrant Health Newsline, v11 n1 suppl Jan-Feb 1994
This journal supplement developed by the Migrant Clinicans Network (MCN) contains three articles related to domestic violence in the migrant population. "Domestic Violence Tips for Clinicians" suggests what to include in the patient's medical record, recommends routine screening, and offers guidelines for interviewing. It also lists what to look for in possible abuse cases, and suggests other ways to help combat domestic violence. In "Sylvia's Story," a migrant survivor of domestic violence describes the abuse she endured for 32 years, her experience in the Camp Health Aide Program, and her work with other abused farmworker women. "Recommendations for Addressing Domestic Violence within the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Population" (Michael Koroscik and Rachel Rodriguez) summarizes recommendations resulting from domestic violence workshops and focus groups held in conjunction with the Western, Midwestern, and Eastern Stream Forums. Participants discussed stream-specific family violence service delivery issues, as well as specific identification and intervention techniques. Recommendations included development of support groups for migrant farmworker women and education and information programs on domestic violence for women, men, migrant health staff, and preadolescent girls and boys. The issue includes a camera-ready Domestic Violence Assessment Form in English and Spanish. (KS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., Austin, TX.