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Domestic Violence in Ethnocultural Minority Groups

Malley-Morrison, Kathleen
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) In John Hamel and Tonia L. Nicholls, Ed., Family Interventions in Domestic Violence. New York, USA: Springer Publishing Company. Pp. 319-340.

“In this chapter we focus on the predictors and correlates of domestic violence in these four major ethnic minority groups within the United States — Native American Indians, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders. Although all these groups are themselves extremely diverse in regard to ethnicity, SES, and experiences with the European American majority community, they share a history of oppression, discrimination, and systemic (government-sponsored or condoned) violence — all of which have had an impact on their lives and intimate relationships. We also briefly address issues in the prevention and treatment of domestic violence in these communities and include any available information on intimate abuse of men.” (excerpt)


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