Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors with Disabilities

During this webinar, Amanda Watson, Program Director at Praxis International, will explore ways in which programs can better understand the cultural implications of working with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) survivors with disabilities and provide guidance on strategies for best serving them.

“You Do Not Think of Me as a Human Being”: Race and Gender Inequities Intersect to Discourage Police Reporting of Violence against Women

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) are drivers of women’s morbidity and mortality in urban environments yet remain among the most underreported crimes in the USA. Twenty-six in-depth interviews were conducted with women who experienced past-year IPV or SV, to explore structural and community influences on police contact in Baltimore, MD. Results indicate … Continued

Intimate Partner Homicide in Immigrant Communities

Although intimate partner violence occurs across all ethnic and racial groups, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, educational background, religion, and sexual or gender identity, immigrant populations face unique contextual challenges when victimized. The continuous growth of foreign-born populations in New Jersey and the United States makes the investigation of domestic violence fatalities in NJ foreign-born … Continued

Domestic Homicide in Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Culturally-Informed Risk and Safety Strategies

This Brief highlights risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for immigrant and refugee populations. The Brief provides definitions of key terms and identifies unique risk factors for domestic homicide, using the Immigrant Power and Control Wheel. Barriers to services for immigrant and refugee women are addressed, along with the need for culturally-informed strategies for … Continued

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence — United States, 2003–2014

Homicides occur in women of all ages and among all races/ethnicities, but young, racial/ethnic minority women are disproportionately affected. Over half of female homicides for which circumstances were known were related to intimate partner violence (IPV). Arguments and jealousy were common precipitating circumstances among IPV-related homicides. One in 10 victims of IPV-related homicide were reported … Continued

Summary Report: Latino Intimate Partner Homicide

Within the past three decades, 16.3% of all homicides have been committed by intimate partners (Cooper & Smith, 2011). While Latinos are now the largest minority group, very little is known about intimate partner homicide (IPH) among this group. Thus, the purpose of this project was to determine the rates, characteristics, and trends of Latino … Continued