Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

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Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Description

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community.

The goals of the Institute include the following:

  • Create a community of African American scholars and practitioners working in the area of violence in the African American community
  • Further scholarship in the area of African American violence
  • Raise community consciousness of the impact of violence in the African American community
  • Inform public policy
  • Gather and disseminate information
  • Organize and facilitate local and national conferences and training forums
  • Secure resources to support and sustain the organization
  • Identify community needs and recommend best practices

The Institute provides the following resources for consumers:

  • Bibliography
    • This bibliography highlights research being conducted in the field of violence in African American families and communities
  • Hotline numbers
  • Newsletters
    • The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community publishes, Assembling the Pieces: An African American Perspective on Community and Family Violence, biannually during the spring and fall
  • Links
    • The Institute offers numerous links related to African Americans, domestic violence, and Government

Developer:

Insitute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: May 2004
Last Updated: 08/13/14

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