Accession Number : ADA192339

Title :   Crisis Intervention and the Military Family: A Model Installation Program.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Rackstraw, James T

PDF Url : ADA192339

Report Date : 07 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report reviews existing Army programs designed to help families solve a myriad of problems ranging from serious incidents like child and spouse abuse to less serious problems like budget management and good parenting techniques. Family dysfunction is defined in two categories: High and low intensity conflict. The former is defined as criminal activity requiring police intervention while the latter is more domestic oriented and may not require police intervention. Examples range from homicide, assault and abuse to indebtedness or alcohol problems. Additionally, this paper briefly explores the history of family advocacy programs by reviewing statistics pertinent to family violence. Finally, there is an explanation of the Family Advocacy Program as it is currently structured and a proposed system to work in concert with those programs already in existence. The installation provost marshal anad Director of Army Community Services are the two key players in the proposed system. Through the use of their personnel they can establish a response, intake and referral system to help families solve minor problems before they result in criminal activity. The program is designed to take the onus off commanders by seeing that soldiers and their families that need help are referred to the agency best suited to help them resolve the problem. This system in non punitive in nature and relies on early identification of family dysfunctions for its success.

Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ALCOHOLS, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, BUDGETS, COMMUNITIES, CRIMINOLOGY, HOMICIDE, IDENTIFICATION, INSTALLATION, INTENSITY, INTERVENTION, LIMITED WARFARE, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MODELS, POLICE, REPORTS, VISIBILITY, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE