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Creating a Hospital Based Program


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 The Beacon Program was funded in 1998 by the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to develop the Effective Practices for Healthcare Response to Domestic Violence project.  The Beacon Program serves as a model for the material in this website. 

The material for Planning, Developing, and Implementing a Mistreatment Response Program in an Acute Care Setting is derived from a project which provided technical assistance to five healthcare organizations throughout North Carolina in the planning and development of each site’s own domestic violence response program.

While this website addresses the issue of elder mistreatment, mistreatment happens to persons of all ages.  The information in this section of the module applies to a program in an Acute Care setting for all ages.

Step 1:  Plan

Step 2:  Develop

Step 3:  Implement



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