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Understanding Domestic Violence in Multicultural Settings


Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, is reaching epidemic proportions and affects people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual and gender identity, religious affiliation, age, immigration status, and ability. Since researchers found higher rates of partner violence in ethnic minority groups, there is a great need to understand the nuances of diverse cultures as they relate to domestic violence.

With the great variation that exists within ethnic communities, service providers need to consider the cultural background and the unique issues faced by the victim and his/her children, in order to tailor services to meet their needs.

Utilize the intersectionality theory to examine the impact of domestic violence and its trauma within various ethnic communities. Participants will be able to create an action plan or process to better serve ethnically diverse clients.

Who Should Attend

Domestic violence advocates, social services staff, faith-based staff and individuals interested in the topic.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Construct a basic definition of domestic violence
  • Describe the dynamics of domestic violence within various ethnic communities
  • Analyze the impact of domestic violence using a race, class, gender and sexual orientation intersectionality theory
  • Understand how analyzing domestic violence strengths advocacy
  • Develop culturally competent tools to be used in servicing victims/survivors of domestic violence

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This program can be applied toward the:

Some prior knowledge of domestic violence is helpful.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $80
CEUs: 0.8
Email us with your interest, contact:
Devarati Syam, Researcher & Director,, 414-227-3232
Pa Vang, Program Director,, 414-227-3277
Ekua Paulette Bangura, Faculty Associate,, 414-227-3281