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Domestic violence in south Asian communities in America: Advocacy and intervention

TitleDomestic violence in south Asian communities in America: Advocacy and intervention
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsPreisser, ABhandari
JournalViolence Against WomenViolence Against Women
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1077-8012<br/>1552-8448
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1999-05224-005
Keywords*Domestic Violence, *Immigration, *South Asian Cultural Groups, *Treatment, Asians, Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention [3300], Human, treatment approaches for family violence, South Asian immigrants, us
AbstractDomestic violence in the South Asian communities in America has gone unnoticed largely because the social stigma of admitting such information, even to close friends, is profound. Even though younger South Asian women victims of domestic violence who have been raised in the United States are more likely to seek institutional services than older immigrant women, cultural differences between the victims and the local social service institutions as well as service providers continue to be problematic. Service providers require a culturally sound model for dealing with South Asian victims. Such models are used by the few organizations operated by South Asians for their own communities but are rarely acknowledged by the larger American institutions. Transferring these cultural models into the mainstream will enhance communication between South Asian victims and service providers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).