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On average, 28 to 35 families attend each family night. Four series of ACT sessions were held in FY; a total of participants attended, including family nights. Results from pre- and post-surveys included: 53 percent of parents reported less frequency in using verbal aggression when their children did something they did not like; 69 percent reported less frequency in using physical aggression when their children misbehaved; and 60 percent reported controlling their anger more frequently.
As the program was expanded into the North Lawndale African-American community, program leaders learned that the needs and preferences of this community are different and the program required adjustment. Future goals for ACT include a strategic, continued expansion with other partners to promote parenting classes and increase community exposure to violence-prevention education.
Program leaders plan to modify the next phase of this program for youth in fifth through eighth grade, called Adolescent and Parent Education APE , so that it can be replicated across the community and available to all members who have completed the ACT program.
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Overview The goal of the week series is to strengthen families by teaching positive parenting techniques and creating safe, nurturing, and healthy environments to protect children from violence. Impact Since , more than parents and children have participated in the ACT program. Save to Library. Create Alert.
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References Publications referenced by this paper. Violence against women : A statistical overview , challenges and gaps in data collection and methodology and approaches for overcoming them Expert paper prepared Sharmeen A. Hidden danger : women and family violence in Bangladesh Roushan Jahan. It houses 24 different agencies that provide services to DV victims, including police, prosecutors, victim advocates, and civil attorneys. Though separated from surrounding communities in many ways, military installations are not islands.
Service members and their families regularly visit these surrounding communities and often live in them, rather than in the installations. Any domestic violence DV incident that occurs off installations is under the jurisdiction of local civilian authorities.
In fact, civilian authorities may also have jurisdiction over and be first responders to incidents that occur on installations. Thus, a number of the recommendations of the Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence DTFDV — which conducted a comprehensive review from to of how the military could most effectively prevent and respond to DV by and against its service members — centered, either directly or indirectly, on improving collaborations between military and civilian authorities on DV cases.
While increased collaboration could bring a host of benefits, implementing such collaborations is a considerable challenge for both installations and communities.
RAND conducted two case studies to better understand how the process of implementation is progressing and offered some suggestions for improvement. The case studies were conducted in two localities — Anchorage, Alaska and San Diego, California — that were the first recipients of funds from the Department of Defense DoD under an incentive program intended to promote DV collaboration between installations and surrounding communities see the box.
Researchers visited each site and conducted interviews with key informants both in civilian communities and on neighboring military installations. For all interviewees, they used a semistructured interview protocol that covered a range of topics specifically developed for each agency and position type, including, for example, challenges encountered in forming collaborative relationships.
Collaborative relationships can be strengthened by formalized memorandums of understanding MOUs.
Most of the interviewees noted that the existing relationships had begun informally and that such relationships needed to be formalized to ensure that they did not depend on individual personalities and relationships and thus be jeopardized by turnover in personnel.
Civilian-military liaison positions can facilitate collaboration. Interviewees universally saw such positions as vital.