Refugees in Metropolitan Atlanta Get Help with Family Violence
Research Sep-09-2011 |
Field of Work: Domestic violence among refugees
Problem Synopsis: Many refugees come from cultures that tolerate the use of domestic violence with no legal repercussions. It is important that refugees understand that acts of domestic violence are not acceptable in the U.S. and have deeper criminal and health-related implications.
Synopsis of the Work: Under contract to the Georgia Department of Human Services, the Center for Pan Asian Community Services and Tapestri, Inc. organized and delivered education and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic violence among refugee families living in the Atlanta area.