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dc.contributor.authorEltringham, Randy Newcomeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:22:44Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:22:44Z
dc.date.issued1996-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11082006-133631en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/40289
dc.description.abstract

Domestic violence is one of the most serious social problems facing our nation today. Despite decades of social and political action led by victims, advocates and leaders in the Battered Women's Movement, it continues to threaten the safety, health and wellbeing of approximately four million women each year. It also terrorizes and teaches violent behaviors to three to ten million children annually, increases health care costs by three to six billion dollars per year, and increases annual business costs by more than $13 billion.

Studies of community-based prevention intervention initiatives have shown that efforts to eliminate complex destructive behaviors must not only be aimed at at-risk individuals but also must target change within the broader social environment.. This more comprehensive prevention strategy is based on a public health! public partnership model which differs significantly from blaming behaviors and single intervention "treatment" approaches.

With a few notable exceptions (e.g. mandatory arrest, home visiting nurse programs, and re-socialization education), single interventions have not significantly reduced domestic violence. Mter decades of experience, it appears that more comprehensive, integrated interventions are required to eliminate problem behaviors. Community leaders continue to search for a sufficiently potent "mixture" of infonnation, policies, programs and protocols which can change the "System of Violence" (or culture) which supports the continuation of domestic violence.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1996.E487.pdfen_US
dc.subjectcommunity educationen_US
dc.subjectdomestic violenceen_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1996.E487en_US
dc.titleCreating a coordinated community response to domestic violence : a program and policy guide for community leadersen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdult and Continuing Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult and Continuing Educationen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMcKeen, Ronald L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCline, Marvin Geralden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParson, Stephen R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStubblefield, Harold W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrowning, J. W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11082006-133631/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-11-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-11-08
dc.date.adate2006-11-08en_US


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