Cultural Influences On Domestic Violence

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Concerns one may have when developing a “domestic violence survivors group: May or may not be with one’s cultural heritage.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states that nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by their intimate partner in the United States (in a year that equates to more than 10 million women and men) (NCADV)
• Hispanic and African American women are the largest minority group to experience domestic violence.
In the traditional Hispanic culture women are responsible of taking care of the home and the children, while the husband is responsible for providing for the family, the husband is also in charge of the health care of the wife. The wife must obey the health care decisions of the husband even if
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An explanation of the dynamics to be aware of when running a domestic violence/survivors of domestic violence group.
Domestic violence is both a chosen and learned behavior, it is used to gain and maintain power and control over the intimate partner.
Changes within the group that may affect those involved, legal issues, group rules on confidentiality, remaining calm, not imposing your own personal values when working with domestic violence victims.
Knowing when to refer a client to outside resources: religious facilities, mental health facilities, shelters. References:
Susan Chaney, NP & Letty, John, RN Cultural Influences on Domestic Violence Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2012). Understanding generalist practice (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.; National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Herman, Judith (1992) Trauma and Recovery New York Basic Books 1992
Mary Ann Suppes & Wells, Carolyn (2013) The Social
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