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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 199578     Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research for Service Providers
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Bonnie E. Carlson
Date Published: 12/2000
Page Count: 33
  Annotation: This federally funded report summarizes and synthesizes the vast and growing amount of empirical research on violence against women that is pertinent to service providers, specifically in the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Abstract: This report funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, attempts to synthesize research on violence against women for service providers in community settings, such as family service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment settings, and child protective service programs. These providers are extremely different or varied with respect to the centrality of violence against women within their professional roles, the extent of their knowledge about violence against women, and the extent of formal education and training in regards to such violence. The report covers several topic areas that include: health and emotional psychological effects; how abused women cope with ongoing violence; the effects on children exposed to intimate partner violence; and both prevention and intervention with victims and offenders. The report concludes with a discussion of gaps in the research literature and the implications of the research findings reviewed for practice with victims of violence against women and social policy. References
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Social workers ; Victim services ; Victim-offender relationships ; Sexual assault victims ; Social service agencies ; Services effectiveness ; Domestic assault ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 98-WT-VX-K011
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For additional information on this grant, NCJ-198372, NCJ-199577, NCJ-199579, NCJ-199660, NCJ-199760-761, NCJ-199911-912, and NCJ-201222.
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