Description of Field Placement 1/2
In 1977, a group of caring men and women in Imperial County called a community meeting to discuss the problem of domestic violence, which was just then beginning to receive public attention. The dedicated people who attended that first organizational meeting worked rapidly and soon founded the non-profit organization WomanHaven, Inc. They have since changed the agency’s name and now operate as The Center for Family Solutions. Our mission is to promote and provide a comprehensive response to domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking through Community Outreach & Education, Prevention, Intervention, Client Support Services; and Safety and Shelter Services. Agency’s mission is to implement domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking best practices and model programs which incorporate state mandates for effective and efficient quality service in increasing awareness and decreasing the episodes of domestic violence in the communities of Imperial County, California (CFS, 2016).
Client Information 1/2
Client is 30 years old, Hispanic single female with three children. Client reports that she was raised in a Christian home, however she also reports that as an adult she attends Catholic Church once a month. In addition, client states that she was in an abusive relationship for 3 years and thus she is a domestic violence victim and offender. Currently, client lives in a shelter. The use of a Mini-Mental Status Exam helped to screen
Domestic violence is a universal problem that can affect an individual of any age, gender, race, education level, social class, or culture. This type of violence is considered to be one of the most widespread public health crises in the United States (Black et al., 2011). The purpose of this essay is to create a plan for a program that addresses domestic violence-related crime in West Virginia. To begin, significant information in relation to domestic violence will be provided. This will be followed by the program plan, which will include seven steps: an analysis of the problem, identification of goals and objectives, development of a program design, development of an action plan, development of a plan to monitor program effectiveness,
Domestic violence, alternatively referred to as Intimate Partner Violence, is defined by the Department of Justice as “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” While domestic violence is commonly thought of as only physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence can also be emotional, economic, or psychological. Domestic violence has remained constant in society throughout history, even though over time society’s response to the issue has changed. While domestic violence affects everyone regardless of race, gender, age, etc. it is estimated that approximately 90% of all victims are women. For the purpose of this paper, I will be focusing on
Domestic violence is skyrocketing in our society. In the U.S., as many as 1.5 million women and 850,000 men were physically assaulted by their intimate partner last year, and numerous children abused by their parents. These sad criminal acts will continue to grow in our society, unless our community takes action to stop these crimes.
Domestic violence seems to be a never-ending problem from state to state with every state having its fair share of domestic violence. The Texas Council on Family Violence was formed to serve three focal points when dealing with domestic violence in the State of Texas implementing prevention programs that are focused in ending the root cause of domestic violence, providing victim services of domestic violence and promoting support to victims and the violent offenders to help them deal with their issues in domestic violence.
The PEACE Domestic Violence agency’s mission is to “reduce victim trauma, empower survivors, and promote recovery through direct services” (University of Phoenix, 2012, para. 9). Also, according to University of Phoenix Appendix B (2012),PEACE also strives to reducing the occurrence of sexual assault and domestic violence by educating the abused and the community and proposing ways to fight against social norms and beliefs. It will reside in the city of Portland, a large metropolitan city, that has been experiencing a rise in reports of not only domestic, spousal, and child abuse, but also youth violence, assault, and road rage over the last five
Mr. Giang will continue to lead the expansion of the men’s group for this project. Ms. Bui has over six years of experience in providing case management to the Asian community around domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of crime. Ms. Bui will provide technical support to Mr. Giang and the men’s group if any issues arise regarding available resources and will also help to navigate any triggering that may occur through the work of the men’s group when discussing child sexual abuse and other forms of violence. Ms. Bounkeua has over five years of experience supervising community programming and will help to ensure proper and timely grant reporting and the meeting of grant deliverables. Ms. Lau has over ten years of non-profit accounting experience and will support all fiscal reporting and tracking of this project. Finally, participants of the men’s group will help to engage and recruit other Asian men to this initiative and will work as community leaders to disseminate the work of this group across the Pan-Asian community of Bernalillo County. The men currently engaged in this group include university students, community leaders, young professionals, and
Even though there are differing data pertaining the varying needs of abused minority women, due to their cultures being complex, heterogeneous and even diverse there could be differing options rather than a whole single solution. Yet, with $5.8 billion cost of the nation’s economy being used for mental care, mental health care, and loss of productivity for abused victims, figuring out different solutions would be greatly needed. Viewing the results of the study and from the Violence against Women Source book, minority women, especially those who are in impoverished areas and are socially disadvantaged, are in need for financial and psychological help that will aid them. The real question now remains of how to incorporate better resources and programming specifically towards women of color to decrease the intimate partner violence
Many feel if they seek help, the abuser will find them and it will only get worse. The victims need to feel safe, or else they are not going to use the programs to receive help. As both of these articles reveal, these programs are not working. On the contrary, “The Seriousness of Domestic Violence Is Exaggerated” argues that it’s not because the programs are ineffective, but that it’s due to the increase in social services available. However, due to the countless studies that were done, it has been proven that this domestic abuse is a problem. Moreover, there needs to be more effort taken into putting these programs into action. Improvements in how the programs are put into practice need to be made, since how the programs are put into practice now are not efficient
It was not that long ago that what transpired at home was considered a secretive, a personal matter and was not looked at by the public. Within the last few years, there has been an rise in awareness of the importance of child abuse and negligence, spouse/partner mistreatment, and elder cruelty not only as serious societal problems but also as crimes. The PEACE Domestic Violence Agency was step up to help individuals break through the barriers.
Domestic Violence is a critical issue negatively impacting women in the world today. There has to be something done to prevent this type of abuse from happening. The results of my research revealed that there are many victims that do not know the type of help that is available and there needs to be major improvement in the way domestic violence cases are handled. Based on my findings, awareness and prevention programs should be implemented in every state in order prevent this type of abuse from happening over and over. Also, each program must be monitored to ensure they are following the proper guidelines in order to better serve the victims and their families.
The company aims to raise awareness about sexual/domestic violence and available resources, as well as educate members of the healthcare community about the critical importance of assessing for domestic violence. For example the company hosts what is called The Safe Homes Clothesline Project in partnership with Safe Homes and Orange County’s agency for prevention of domestic violence and support for victims of violence. The project is a tribute to women and girls in Orange County that have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Over the generations the clothesline has been where information has been exchanged, a place where women might gather quietly and hopefully safely, to share the news of their households and sometimes their hidden secrets with their neighbors and
Once the 1980’s came, a lot of different changes took place. If the police were called for help with domestic violence, they no longer ignored it. They would arrest and convict those who were guilty of domestic violence. If we look in today’s society although, some changes has been made on this topic; there are still a lot of work to do to prevent domestic violence and to raise awareness of this inconceivable social problem as we can see in the statistics of the state of South Caroline that makes this state No 1 for deadly violence against woman as was announced by the Washington Times in September 15, 2015.
Despite the fact the physical effects of domestic violence could be the similar as for other forms of violent crime, the emotional effects can be much worse. Domestic violence happens when a crime is committed against a victim by someone with whom the victim is or has previously found, in a close relationship or somebody living in the same household as the victim. Domestic violence regulations differ from state to state. These variances range from conceptualization to the requirements under required reporting laws. Because of all these differences, the entire process of avoidance a domestic violence situation rest on each state. The Violence against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) has been designed to increase victim services and detention and trial of batterers. Stakeholders are persons who have an absolute interest in it, any of individuals who begin and perform it, or individuals whom it distresses directly or secondarily. Detecting and concerning stakeholders can be a huge portion of guaranteeing the efforts accomplishment. To obtain stakeholder contribution and support, it’s vital to understand who probable stakeholders are, but their interest in the effort. Since most women and men’s obtain their health care in primary care settings, health care professionals can play a critical role in decreasing the progress of domestic violence through screening and intervention in a regular bases.
Domestic violence became a realization and a serious concern in the mid 1970’s for many Americans. “This realization is due to the women advocating on behalf of the battered women movement”
When U.S. Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti formed the Department of Justice Task Force on Family Violence, it was the first time the department had examined the extent and effects of domestic violence in America. In the resulting report, the group provided recommendations “to improve the nation’s law enforcement, criminal justice and community response to offenses that, previously, were considered ‘family matters’” (U.S. Department of Justice, 2010). Soon after, the Family Violence Prevention Services Act was passed by Congress, using the first federal monies explicitly allocated for programs serving battered women and their children (U.S. Department of Justice, 2010). The country was progressively changing the way Americans viewed domestic and sexual violence by bringing it to the nation’s attention.