Social Factors Including ViolenceFocused Assessment Teaching Module Kaysie Hutson, Kecia King, Cetessa Mack & Rebecca McCurry
What Are Social Factors Social Factors is the connection between economic activity and social life. Social economic factors, often called socioeconomic factors, are used to equate social life and economic activity. Included are such aspects as education, wealth and employment.
Education • It is thought of as the higher your education the better your social standing. For example, a physician has the opportunity for more impact on society than a high school dropout.
Adequate Amount of Schools for the Population? • Private schools • Public schools • Pre schools
Average Educational Level in the Community? • Greene county high school graduation rate is 80% (snapshot 2010) • Is higher education available? • Community College • Universities • Ex. 12% of those older than 25 yrs have a 4 yr college education in Greeneville.
Health • Healthier populations that capitalize on public health initiatives (using public and private sector dollars) inspire healthy behaviors, which results in lower death rates. • The condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit.
Social Factors That Affect Sexual Health Examples: • Chlamydia rate in Greene county was 138 per 100,000 (snapshot 2010). • Teen pregnancy rate? 62 per 1,000 for females age 15-19 (snap shot 2010).
Affects Poverty Has on Physical Health? • Greene county is rated 41 out of 95 in the state of TN for health outcomes(snapshot 2010) and the estimated household income for Greeneville is $31,198 in 2009 (city-data).
Poverty in Communities • Areas of poverty in the community • Support programs and outreach for those that live in poverty • Food banks, soup kitchens, and local ministries that contribute to those living in poverty. • Ex. One in Greeneville called Food Bank
Employment Opportunities • What jobs are available? • Disability Percentage • Unemployment rate • Transportation available • Example: Greene county unemployment rate is 9%(snap shot 2010)
Substance Abuse • Substance abuse and it’s impact on a community and it’s population. • Are treatment centers available? • Is Community social support available and easily accessible ? • AA (alcoholics anonymous) or NA (narcotics anonymous) • Caring and Sharing Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Lunch Bunch Eastview Recreation Center ,(AA Open Meetings) • St. James Episcopal Church and White Block Building holds open meetings one to two days a week (NA Open Meetings) Ex. Approximately 21% of people in Greene County have no social support. (Snapshot 2010)
Domestic Abuse National Centers for Victims of Crime defines domestic violence as “the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior perpetrated by one family member, household member, or intimate partner against another.” (ncvc, 2010)
Domestic Abuse • Does the community have any outreach programs for abused women? • A collection site for used cell phones that will be used to supply battered women with a phone? • What are the statistics for domestic violence 911 calls and the rate of conviction? • What type of system do local hospitals and emergency response personnel use to screen for domestic violence? Ex. Greene county hospitals use a short questionnaire that is filled out on admission.
Violence World Health Organization defines Violence as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.“ (WHO, 2010)
Crime and Violence Examples of Police reports for Violence
Crime and Violence cont. Crimes Persons
Crime and Violence cont. Crimes Against Property
Crime and Violence cont. Domestic Violence
If you or anyone you know is being abused You can call National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-Safe Or 1-800-787-3224
References: Snapshot 2010: Greene. (2010). County health rankings [data file]. Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/print/tennessee/greene City-data. (2009). Greeneville Tennessee profile [data file]. Retrieved from http://www.city-data.com/city/greeneville-tennessee.html Greeneville, Tn. NA meetings (2010) . Retrieved from http:// www.drugstrategies.org AA meetings in Greeneville, Tn. (2009) . Retrieved from http://www.discoveret.org WHO definition of violence. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.who.int/violenceprevention/approach/definition/en/index.html National Centers for Victims of Crime. Definition of domestic violence. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.ncvc.org National Domestic Violence. Hotline Number. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.thehotline.org