Domestic Violence According to Healthy People 2010 Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the intervention and prevention of domestic violence according to Healthy People 2010.
# 151462 | 1,505 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2012 in Sociology (Welfare) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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The paper looks at the extent of the problem of domestic violence in the United States and at the U.S. tradition of non-intervention. The paper then looks at the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) and the Healthy People 2010 goals regarding intimate partner violence (IPV), and focuses on access to proper care or attention, the resources available and the role of the community health nurse. The paper concludes with recommendations for realizing the Healthy People 2010 goals.

Scope of the Problem
Governmental Policies
Healthy People 2010 Goals
Access to Care
Available Resources
Health Promotion
Financial Concerns
Role of the Community Health Nurse

From the Paper:

"A core issue preventing many women from being relieved of this circumstance is the issue of access to proper care or attention. Intervention in particular is often unavailable due to a failure of law enforcement and the court systems to properly treat both victims and perpetrators. The article contends that there is a cultural resistance to defining Intimate Partner Violence clearly to the extent that far too many cases perpetrated against women go fully undetected by the legal system. Accordingly, Saltzman et al provide an umbrella terminology, indicating that "violence against women (VAW) incorporates intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence by any perpetrator, and other forms of violence against women (e.g., physical violence committed by acquaintances or strangers). Available data suggest that violence against women is a substantial public health problem in the United States." (Saltzman et al, 1)
"Indeed, both points made here by Saltzman are strengthened in consideration of additional research, which indicates that regardless of evidence that it is a broad sociological problem, "sparse data exists on the number of domestic violence cases that arrive in the criminal justice system and what happens to them once they get there. The federal government and a majority of the states collect statistics on domestic violence, but there are wide variations in how each jurisdiction defines offenses, determines what is counted, and measures or reports incidents." (Hannah, 4)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF). (2009). Face Sheet: Intimate Partner Violence and Healthy People 2010 Fact Sheet. End
  • Goelman, D. M. (2004). Shelter from the Storm: Using Jurisdictional Statutes to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence after the Violence against Women Act of 2000. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.
  • Hannah, C. (1998). The paradox of hope: the crime and punishment of domestic violence. William and Mary Law Review, 39.
  • Kelly, K. (2004). Working Together to Stop Domestic Violence: State-Community Partnerships and the Changing Meaning of Public and Private. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.
  • MAHR. (2003). Stop Violence Against Women. University of Minnesota. Online at United_States.html.

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