Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:   This course explores the issue of domestic violence in immigrant communities and offers considerations for increasing culturally competent services. Immigrant women are a diverse group and experience domestic violence in many different contexts but they also frequently share common experiences when domestic violence is involved.  Issues of immigration status, financial resources, community, family, and social isolation are considered.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Authors:  Sheetal Rana in consultation with Leni Marin

Publisher:  National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women; VAWnet (www.vawnet.org).

Find the Article at:  http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_DVImmigrantComm.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to domestic violence in immigrant communities.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the different contexts within which immigrant women experience domestic violence.  Identify protective strategies.  Describe considerations for culturally competent services.

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1: An abusive partner who does not allow his partner to acquire a permanent residency card is an example of how ______________ influence(s) risk for domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
2: The US Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes a provision for immigrant survivors to self-petition to obtain permanent resident statuses.
 
 
3: An immigrant survivor who does not report domestic violence out of fear that she and her children may be deported along with her partner is an example of how _____________ influence(s) risk for domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
4: An abusive partner who controls household finances is an example of how ________________ influence(s) risk for domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
5: An immigrant survivor who has access to financial resources and can plan for her safety is an example of how ___________ influence(s) risk of domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
6: Social stigma that attributes divorce or separation to a woman's moral character is an example of how ___________ influence(s) risk for domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
7: Emotional and verbal abuse by father- and mother-in-laws is an example of how __________ influence(s) risk for domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
8: An abusive partner who prohibits his partner from talking to neighbors and family members and leaving the house is an example of how _________ influence(s) risk for domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
9: Erez and colleagues (2009), in their study of 137 immigrant women, found that a majority-  _________ made several attempts to leave their abusive partners.
 
 
 
 
10: Which of the following is an example of a protective strategy that might be used by immigrant women?
 
 
 
 
 
11: Increasing culturally competent services to immigrant survivors may involve
 
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.