FAMILY VIOLENCE/HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The Health Law and Policy Institute of the University of Houston in
cooperation with The University of Texas Health Science Center and the
Texas Medical Center presents:
FAMILY VIOLENCE AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
February 6-7, 1997
Edwin Hornberger Conference Center in the Texas Medical Center, Houston,
VIOLENCE IN AMERICA has reached epidemic proportions and is exceeding the
capacity and the responsibility of law enforcement alone. Though
unacceptably high, overall criminal violence statistics have declined in
recent years. However, the frequency and severity of violence against
children, women, and the elderly is increasing at an alarming rate.
Between 1986 and 1993, reported cases of child abuse and neglect increased
by 98 percent, while reported cases of elder abuse increased by 106
percent. It has been estimated that a woman in the United States is
physically abused by her husband every nine seconds. Preventing family
violence and providing appropriate treatment for the victims of family
violence are important concerns for the health care system and society.
Among the issues to be addressed are the following: the effectiveness of
government agencies with responsibility for prevention, protection and
intervention of populations vulnerable to family violence, including women
and children; barriers to the identification and reporting of family
violence, including issues of patient screening, education of health care
professionals, reporting violent incidents, and referral to appropriate
support services; adequacy of existing trauma systems to treat persons
injured by violence; violence against pregnant women; and the spousal
Conference events include:
"The Medical Toll of Spousal Violence" by Ann H. Flitcraft, M.d., Associate
Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut Medical Center
"Current Legal Issues in Spousal Violence" by Marth A. Fineman, J.D.,
Maurice T. Moore Professor of Law, Columbia University
"Community-Based Violence Prevention" by Sarah M. Buel, J.D., Tucker, Buel
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Elected officials, Lawyers, Nurses, Patient Care Personnel, Physicians,
Public Health Officials, Social Service Personnel, etc.
Registration fee is $150 if received on or before January 27, 1997. The
fee for late registration (after January 27) is $175. Registration fees
include all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch both days, and all
printed conference materials.
If additonal information is needed please contact:
National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
Women's History Library
S.F. Women's Centers Date/Marital Rape Education Project
(510) 524-1582 Berkeley, Ca.
WEB SITE: http://members.aol.com/ncmdr
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