OPWDD also provides specialized residential and treatment programs for some people committed to OPWDD custody. NYS Office of the Attorney General, Sex Offender Management Unit (SOMU) represents the State of New York in all Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act (SOMTA) - Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law - civil management litigation.As members of the largest group of health care providers, nurses should be aware of assessment methods and nursing interventions that will interrupt and prevent the cycle of violence.
AACN recommends that faculty in educational institutions preparing nurses in baccalaureate and higher-degree programs ensure that the curricula contain opportunities for all students to gain factual information and clinical experience regarding domestic violence. Empowering survivors of abuse: Health care for battered women and their children.
At a minimum, this content should include: Such content, which should focus on domestic violence across the lifespan and across settings, may be integrated or threaded throughout the curriculum or contained in a single course.
In addition, nurse researchers should work with scholars in other disciplines to identify the factors associated with violent behavior, as well as interventions effective in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
: For purposes of this position statement, domestic violence is defined as physical, sexual, or emotional/psychological violence directed toward men, women, children, or elders occurring in current or past familial or intimate relationships whether the individuals are cohabiting or not and including violence directed toward dating partners.
ANALYZING REPEAT VICTIMIZATION, Deborah Lamm Weisel, Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Problem-Solving Tools Series No.