Cultural Responsivity in Domestic Violence Intervention Approaches for Immigrants in the U.S.
October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDTFree
While all communities can experience domestic violence, immigrants are at a higher risk of victimization due to their unique positionality in the United States. Even though empirical research has examined mainstream domestic violence interventions and the extent to which they deter victimization, there is limited knowledge about culturally responsive interventions for immigrants. In this webinar, presenters will highlight findings of their scoping review about culturally responsive interventions for immigrants in the U.S. Presenters will also reflect on their experiences as practitioners and researchers who have been engaged in developing and implementing culturally responsive interventions for immigrants. They hope to highlight micro, mezzo and macro level implications for practitioners engaged in service delivery.
•To understand the need for culturally responsive services for immigrants experiencing domestic violence
•To examine the extent to which culturally responsive interventions exist for immigrant communities in the context of domestic violence
•To deliberate on the role of practitioners while engaging with immigrants experiencing domestic violence
•Understand the difference between cultural responsivity and cultural competency
•Highlight overall implications for research, practice and policy drawing from our scoping review
Abha Rai, Ph.D., MSW is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago. Her area of primary research interest relates to culturally responsive ways of engaging with immigrant communities.
Kristen Ravi, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her program of research primarily focuses on children’s exposure to parental intimate partner violence and their social, mental health, and academic outcomes.
Radhika Sharma Gordon is a public health educator and nonprofit consultant who has worked in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. She is the Manager of Outreach and Education at Apna Ghar, a multi-service agency addressing gender-based violence in immigrant, refugee, and other marginalized communities.