The Family Violence Prevention Fund conducted a literature review and key informant interviews to identify and highlight program models for addressing intimate partner violence in immigrant and refugee communities.
Key Results: Project staff produced two reports:
- Literature on Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Review and Recommendations summarizes more than 500 relevant studies.
- Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges, Promising Practices and Recommendations provides specific recommendations for funders, service providers and advocates.
Key Findings: As reported in the literature review and recommendations report:
- Intimate partner violence is probably less prevalent among immigrant and refugee populations than among other groups but where it occurs, it may be more difficult for victims to obtain help.
- Cultural values and practices are a significant influence on various aspects of intimate partner violence.
- Comprehensive, confidential and holistic services are necessary to meet both the acute and ongoing needs of immigrant and refugee victims of intimate partner violence.
- Funders should support programs that build trust between victims and service providers.
- Funders should support leadership development programs to engage victims who wish to apply new skills to assist others.