Presentation on theme: "The power of networking in our community. s A systematic pattern of violent, controlling coercive behaviors intended to punish, abuse and ultimately."— Presentation transcript:
The power of networking in our community
A systematic pattern of violent, controlling coercive behaviors intended to punish, abuse and ultimately control the thoughts, beliefs and actions of the victim Committing an act with intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm OR intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm upon another
Domestic violence- includes physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, or assault, not committed in self-defense, on the complaining family or household members. Imminent - About to occur Something which is threatening to happen at once, something close at hand, something to happen upon the instant, close although not yet touching, and on the point of happening.
A spouse, family member, former spouse, parent, child, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are in a dating relationship, persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past, persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they are or have been married or have lived together at any time, and for the purpose of the issuance of a domestic violence protection order, any other person with a sufficient relationship to the abusing person as determined by the court under section
Isolation…. Children told to hide or leave the home “My wife is in the shower”
Intimidation.... Following you from room to room Aggressive stance Read the body language – they will read yours
Economic abuse…. “I can’t trust her with the money” Victim has no knowledge of family money matters “I’m the bread winner….”
Using Male Privilege…. “I wear the pants in my family” Ownership language about the spouse or children
Threats…. “You are violating my rights.. Do you have a warrant” “I’ll sue” “I’ll have your badge”
Minimizing – Denying – Blaming…. “It’s not that bad.. She bruises easily” “She/he is crazy” “It’s all in his/her head” “Nothing happened” “I’m very sorry we bothered you officer”
Using the Children…. Dragging the children into the arrest or court Sending the children away or into hiding
Instrument that helps determine the level of danger or risk a victim may be in.
The tool was originally developed by Jacquelyn Campbell (1986) with consultation and content validity support from battered women, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts on battering.
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN Anna D. Wolf Chair, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing National Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Associate Director Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. Education
There are two parts to the tool: a calendar and a 20-item scoring instrument. The 20-item instrument uses a weighted system to score yes/no responses to risk factors associated with intimate partner homicide. Some of the risk factors include past death threats, partner’s employment status, and partner’s access to a gun.
Implications of the Different Levels of Danger on Danger Assessment Less than 8Variable Danger – Routine safety planning and monitoring. Inform victim that the level of risk can change quickly and to trust their instincts and to watch for additional signs of danger. 8 to 13 Increased Danger – Safety planning and increased monitoring are important. Advise victims of increased risk and to watch for other signs of danger. 14 to 17Severe Danger – Advise victim that danger is severe. Be assertive with safety planning; consult with judges, high level of supervision recommendations. 18 or more Extreme Danger – Advise victim of serious danger. Take assertive actions to protect victim – call for criminal justice or other professional help – recommend highest level sanctions for perpetrator such as highest level of probation supervision.
Protection Orders RACC – All DV Clients No-contact Orders (Dismissal) Emergency Room Advocacy Law Enforcement Follow-up Interviews West Fargo Police Department – Field use
Reality – enables them to see the seriousness in a concrete way. Helps to support an affidavit in a protection order proceeding Helps victims and advocates develop a more comprehensive safety plan Makes more critical information available for the advocate/provider
Systematically covers the lethality questions An evidence based tool A concrete, hands on tool with results Can help prioritize where departments may want to use resources