Race, Culture and Domestic Violence Resources

 Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

 

During October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we hope to shed light on how race and culture intersect with domestic violence. Culture has been described as the customs, arts, social institutions and achievements of a nation, people or other social group. Race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, family makeup and religious affiliation, among other factors, can all contribute to cultural identity.

While domestic violence can impact anyone regardless of race, socioeconomic status or gender identity, for example, how someone experiences domestic violence is often impacted by their cultural background. Each victim brings cultural norms with them that influence how they experience and react to domestic violence. Services designed to help victims must identify and understand the cultural values and norms that impact each victim. Providers must identify the cultural protective factors that are available to each victim and provide services that foster trust and a non-judgmental stance. Most importantly, providers must not impose their own cultural values on victims.

At Family Centered Services of CT, we are committed to creating a culture that does not tolerate domestic violence. We invite you to join us and walk, run or ride across Connecticut to end domestic violence.

 


 

Resources

 

About Race, Culture and Domestic Violence

Culture & Domestic Violence Wheel
Race, Culture and Domestic Violence
Michelle

Crime and Criminal Justice

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides and Adult Women and the Role of IPV
Report of the CT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Task Force
The Legal System Has Failed Black Girls, Women and Non-Binary Survivors

Domestic Violence in the Black Community

African American Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Assistance
Domestic Violence in the African American Community
MadameNoire.com Video
Intimate Partner Violence in the Black Community
The Legal System Has Failed Black Girls, Women and Non-Binary Survivors
The Intersection of Spirituality, Religion and IPV in the African American Community
Why Black Women Struggle More with Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in Communities of Color

Domestic Violence & Communities of Color
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Physical Trauma on Darker Skin
Women of Color Network – Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in the Faith Community

Domestic Abuse Among Muslim Women
Domestic Violence and Faith
Myers Jewish Perspectives 2009
The Intersection of Spirituality, Religion and IPV in the African American Community
Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion

Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

APA Guide to IPV Among Immigrant and Refugee Communities
IPV in Immigrant and Refugee Communities – Challenges, Promising Practices and Recommendations
Resources for Immigrant and Refugee Victims of Domestic Violence
The Immigrant Community and Domestic Violence
Understanding the Role of Culture in Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community

Common Myths About LGBTQ Domestic Violence
Coronavirus Restrictions Highlight LGBTW Domestic Abuse Crisis
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Abuse Among LGBT People
Podcast on LBGQ Culture and Domestic Violence
The Legal System Has Failed Black Girls, Women and Non-Binary Survivors

Domestic Violence and Health

Domestic Violence and Reproductive Justice
Effects of Violence Against Women
Health Care and Domestic Violence
Impact of Domestic Violence on Health

Domestic Violence Statistics

2019 CT Domestic Violence Service Statistics
According to the CT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Task Force
NCADV Overall Statistics 2019

Men and Domestic Violence

Batterers as Fathers
Coaching Boys into Men
Fatherhood and Intimate Partner Violence
Fathers for Change
Male Victims of Domestic Violence
Male Victims of Domestic Violence by Dutton 2013
Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
National Institute on Fatherhood and Domestic Violence
Safety and Change in Supervised Visitation
The Batterer as Parent

Race and Ethnicity in Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Across Race and Ethnicity – Implications for Social Work Practice and Policy
Domestic Violence at the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender
Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence Against Women of Color
Racial and Economic Equity for Survivors Project
White Privilege, State Intervention and Anti-Violence Against Women Programs

Teens and Dating

Dating Abuse and Teen Violence
Links to Information and Articles – Teen Dating Violence
Teen Dating Violence – A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships
Teen Dating Violence Fact Sheet