The Report of the Violence Prevention Advisory Task Force

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - Law - 65 pages
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Annual report for 1994 of the Minn. Violence Prevention Task Force. Provides an overview of violence in Minnesota, identifies factors contributing to violence, defines violence and violence prevention, and inventories state violence-prevention programs. Offers recommendations for how state agencies and the Legislature can develop effective policies and programs for ending violence in Minnesota. Bibliography. Charts, tables and graphs.

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Page 34 - The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Page 13 - Holdfast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.
Page 11 - Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Page 23 - ... Congress in the past failed to fulfill this responsibility, but I must say to you, do not be guilty of allowing history to repeat itself at this time. I would say further to you, as you go into your executive session, that as it is said in the words of the fathers, do not underestimate the fact that the time is short, the hour is late, the matter is urgent. It is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from accepting your responsibility to report this challenge...
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Page 63 - Rating Service Accessibility To assess the accessibility of services, ask the following questions about each service listed in Part 3 of the report card. We've proposed a scoring system to help you rate the accessibility of each service. Please note that the system is very subjective. Our only intent is to give you a starting point and way of comparing the relative accessibility of the services.
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Page 61 - Abate 18. Physical abuse (total) 19. Substantiated 20. Unsubstantiated --•••••• 21. Unable to substantiate 22. Sexual abuse (total) 23. Substantiated 24. Unsubstantiated 25. Unable to substantiate 26. Emotional abuse (total) 27. Substantiated 28. Unsubstantiated 29. Unable to substantiate 30. Neglect (total) 31. Substantiated 32. Unsubstantiated 33. Unable to substantiate Elder Abase 34.
Page 60 - Economic Stress 16. Percent single parent families 17. Percent below poverty 18. Percent unemployment 19. Adults with high school diploma 20. School attendance 21. School dropout Health 22. Low birth weight babies 23. Mothers under age eighteen Alcohol and other Drugs 24. Driving under the influence: Teens Adults 26.
Page 63 - Yes = 2 8. Are referrals regularly offered— does the initial contact (police, emergency room, health professional, counselor) provide referrals to other appropriate services (especially between police, medical, victim services, county protection)? Yes = 0 No = 2 9. Are professionals adequately trained to respond to violence?

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