Providing Culturally Sensitive Interventions With Urban African American Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (Chapter 16 in Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments).
Greene, Yvonne V. Seyyid, Marni N.
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This chapter explores some of the core differences that exist for urban African American women in violent intimate relationships. It discusses the unique bond between African American males and families as it relates to shared race-related lived experiences, the role of community and religion and the impact on a women’s decision to report intimate partner violence, characteristic responses from service institutions and helping professionals, and strategies for providing effective, culturally responsive interventions that recognize and appreciate these differences. A case study and suggested assignments are included. 46 references.
SOCIAL WORK; AFRICAN AMERICANS; URBAN ENVIRONMENT; PARTNER ABUSE; SPOUSE ABUSE; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; FAMILY VIOLENCE REPORTING; BATTERED WOMEN; WOMAN ABUSE; WOMENS ADVOCACY; INTERVENTION; INTERVENTION STRATEGIES; Racial factors