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|Document Title:||Learning from the experiences of battered immigrant, refugee and indigenous women involved with child protective services to inform a dialogue among domestic violence activists and advocates.|
|Personal Author:||Enos, V. Pualani.|
|Abstract:||This project investigated the experiences of battered women from immigrant, refugee, and indigenous populations, in order to learn how child protective services (CPS) can be more responsive to families experiencing domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, learn how domestic violence advocates can be more effective, explore how the community can be more responsive to partner abuse and child abuse and provide support to families involved with CPS, and to experiment with a research design that accomplishes the first step of participatory research and empowers advocates and survivors. The project design included three methods of information gathering: focus groups of battered...more|
|Document Title:||Understanding Children, Immigration, and Family Violence: A National Examination of the Issues.|
|Corporate Author:||Learning Systems Group.
Family Violence Prevention Fund.
|Abstract:||The Understanding Children, Immigration, and Family Violence project, a collaboration between Learning Systems Group (LSG) and Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to enhance services for immigrant children and their families affected by domestic violence. With a special focus on building partnerships, this project aims to help States and communities improve current policy and practice efforts. The issues and recommendations articulated in this document are the result of a multi-level process used by LSG and FVPF to identify challenges and opportunities in...more|
|Document Title:||Larger issues affecting children in families (Part V in Children in family contexts : perspectives on treatment. 2nd ed.).|
|Personal Author:||Brendler, John.,Barenstein, Veronica.,Genijovich, Ema.,Maitra, Begum.,Combrinck-Graham, Lee. (Ed.)|
|Abstract:||This section focuses on larger issues than family forms, specific problems, or relationships between family members that impact children in families. The first chapter describes a model for disrupting cycles of violence in families with young children. It explores the role of violence in families and describes interventions that reduce violence while promoting family connectedness, competence, and inclusion. The second chapter describes several challenges to immigrating families and illustrates sensitive treatment interventions. The final chapter explores the context of cultural and racial differences in child protective systems. Numerous references.|
|Document Title:||Characteristics of child abuse in immigrant Korean families and correlates of placement decisions.|
|Personal Author:||Chang, Janet.,Rhee, Siyon.,Weaver, Dale.|
|Abstract:||OBJECTIVE: This study examined the characteristics and patterns of child abuse among immigrant Korean families in Los Angeles and critical variables that contribute to the type of placement made by the child protective services (CPS) system. METHOD: Data were obtained from reviewing and analyzing 170 active Korean case files maintained by the Asian Pacific Unit (APU) of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (LAC-DCFS) during July through September, 2001. Logistic regression analysis was employed to examine the odds of children being kept in or removed from the home. RESULTS: Some of the major findings from this study...more|
|Document Title:||Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Battered Women: A National Survey of the Courts' Capacity to Provide Protection Orders.|
|Personal Author:||Uekert, Brenda K.,Peters, Tracy.,Romberger, Wanda.,Abraham, Margaret.,Keilitz, Susan.|
|Abstract:||This study explored the capacity of Limited English Proficient (LEP) petitioners to receive orders of protection. It was carried out by using a multi-method study design that included a national survey of courts, an intensive survey of a select group of courts and community-based organizations within their jurisdictions, and the assessment of selected sites that can serve as national models. Findings from the national survey of 158 courts (76 percent response rate) demonstrated that courts had inadequate resources, including a shortage of interpreters. Courts had sparse informational or instructional material on protection orders in languages other than English and rarely posted...more|
|Document Title:||Improving the Courts' Capacity to Serve Limited English Proficient Persons Seeking Protection Orders. White Paper.|
|Corporate Author:||National Advisory Board of the National Center for State Courts.
National Center for State Courts.
Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Battered Women : A National Survey of the Courts' Capacity to Provide Protection Orders (Project).
|Abstract:||The objective of this paper is to make recommendations and issue a call for action to improve the state courts' capacity to identify, develop, and implement a system that ensures meaningful access to services for limited English proficient individuals seeking protection orders. (Author abstract)|
|Document Title:||Safety Plan for Immigrant Women who are Victims of Domestic Violence.|
|Corporate Author:||Ayuda, Inc.|
|Abstract:||Part I: An Advocate's Guide for all Immigrant Women Victims of Domestic Violence.--Part II: For Battered Women not yet Prepared to Leave the Relationship.--Part III: For Battered Women Who are Currently Leaving an Abusive Relationship or Who Have Already Left. (Author abstract, modified)|
|Document Title:||Strengthening Families in the Korean/Asian Immigrant Community.|
|Personal Author:||Im, Hyepin.|
|Abstract:||This white paper on "Strengthening Families in the Korean/Asian Immigrant Community" has been prepared for the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor in support of Secretary Elaine Chao's goals for a secure workforce, a prepared workforce, and a competitive workforce. Prior research indicates that domestic violence impacts a victim's ability to seek and retain employment. This study was commissioned by the Women's Bureau to examine the incidence and impact of domestic violence within a particular community--the Korean/Asian immigrant community--and the role of faith-based and service organizations in responding to such violence. This report makes recommendations on how to provide professional assistance...more|
|Document Title:||More Than Meets the Eye: Lifetime Exposure to Violence in Immigrant Families.|
|Personal Author:||Cohen, Elena.|
|Abstract:||This article presents an overview of available research on the impact of exposure to family and community violence, and presents a framework designed to help child welfare agencies develop a plan for addressing lifetime exposure to violence in their work with immigrant families. Recommended strategies are provided for assessing lifetime exposure to violence, providing staff training and supports, linking assessment information to services, administrative supports, and developing and nurturing community partnerships. 1 table and 29 references.|
|Document Title:||Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges, Promising Practices and Recommendations.|
|Personal Author:||Runner, Michael.,Yoshihama, Mieko.,Novick, Steve.|
|Abstract:||This report examines the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) from a variety of standpoints, including the legal rights and practical challenges facing immigrant and refugee victims of violence, the ways systems are responding, and the promising practices that offer hope for these victims. The report contains four sections: * Background information, including a definition of IPV, data about the incidence of this problem, and discussion of special dynamics in refugee and immigrant communities. * An overview of the needs and challenges of immigrant and refugee IPV victims and service providers, including case studies that draw on interviews with leaders and...more|