ERIC Number: ED454465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Taking a Closer Look at Substance Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence.
Louisiana State Office of Public Health, New Orleans. Dept. of Health and Hospitals.
This document discusses a project undertaken as a way to accurately identify, develop prevention strategies for, and treat the underlying causes of some 20 "symptoms" experienced in the communities of Louisiana. The information presented provides a means for diminishing the associated human and financial costs of these symptoms. The three underlying causes identified that have been underestimated, under addressed, and under funded are sexual abuse, substance abuse, and domestic violence. The purpose of this paper is to succinctly provide information to professionals, the public at large, victims, and local policymakers. The information is intended to help professionals and local policymakers take the needed steps to redirect resources and form partnerships to increase intervention and prevention efforts. A definition of the problem; incidence reports; statistics; the impact on society; prevention and treatment; and protection and enforcement are provided for each of the three causes. Wherever possible, Louisiana statistics are presented; national statistics are presented when local data was not available. (Contains 29 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Family Violence, Financial Support, Intervention, Prevention, Public Policy, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, State Programs, Substance Abuse
Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals, Capital Area Human Services District, 4615 Government St., Bldg. 2, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. For full text: http://www.dhh.state.la.us/pdf/559_abuse.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Office of Public Health, New Orleans. Dept. of Health and Hospitals.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana