ERIC Number: EJ696691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Perceptions of Domestic Violence: A Dialogue with African American Women
Bent-Goodley, Tricia B.
Health and Social Work, v29 n4 p307 Nov 2004
Although empirical research has accumulated over the past 20 years regarding African Americans and domestic violence, many questions remain about African American perceptions of domestic violence. This article explores African American women's perceptions about domestic violence through three focus groups held at a New York social services agency. The findings point to the need to better understand diverse perceptions of domestic violence, to find culturally competent methods of addressing the inaccessibility of domestic violence services, to increase culturally appropriate public education, and to conduct more research on the connection between domestic violence and child welfare in communities of color.
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Social Services, Public Education, Focus Groups, Child Welfare, Family Violence
National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, NE, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002. Web site: http://www.naswdc.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York