Poorva Gaur: Reading Underserved Victims
This session will share tips on how to reach various underserved victim populations successfully, provide information to more comprehensively understand cultural issues and barriers, and to help these victim populations apply for and receive victim services and benefits.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Poorva Gaur: Reading Underserved Victims
Understanding South Asian
Culture and Domestic Abuse
Reaching Underserved Victims
October 8, 2015
Number of South Asian
Top South Asian languages
spoken in the U.S.
of South Asian women are physically and/or sexually
abused by their current male partners
of those who reported physical abuse also
reported sexual abuse
of survivors indicated receiving counseling
support services for domestic abuse
of those who reported abuse had ever obtained a
restraining order against an abusive partner
Among South Asians in the US
That seeking help is a difficult step to take.
That the participant/advocate relationship may need
Of non-verbal cues used in communication.
Of legal status.
That once trust is established, the participant will look
to you for guidance and direction.
Of financial situation.
That the participant’s end goal may be
That the participant will look for skills to cope.
That the participant may not be aware of all forms
of domestic abuse.
That children will be the main focus.
South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency
Poorva Gaur, MPH
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