ERIC Number: EJ781263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 43
Community Response and Needs of African American Female Survivors of Domestic Violence
Gillum, Tameka L.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n1 p39-57 2008
Relatively few studies have looked specifically at the experiences and needs of African American women who are survivors of domestic violence. This study sought to find out from African American survivors (a) what their experience was with various community entities and (b) how they feel race may have affected these experiences. Results indicate a great deal of dissatisfaction with the services received as they attempt to escape and/or stay away from their abusive partners. This dissatisfaction was in large measure due to lack of cultural competence. Implications for service and suggestions for community entities are presented.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Females, African Americans, Race, Counseling Services, Cultural Awareness, Community Services
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