Lived Experiences of South Asian Women Facing Domestic Violence in the United States.
Jordan, Andrea. Bhandari, Shreya.
Published: July-September 2016
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Vol. 25, No. 3 , p. 227-246
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This article describes the lived experiences of domestic violence among a convenience sample of 20 South Asian women. The experiences of abuse are drawn from in-depth telephonic interviews conducted all across the United States. The analysis describes four major categories of abuse: (a) types of abuse; (b) abuse involving children; (c) family involvement in abuse; and (d) formal and informal support. Implications for social workers working with South Asian women are shared. (Author abstract)
Spouse abuse; Southeast Asia; immigrants; incidence; child abuse; social workers role; child welfare services; ethnic differences; cultural competency