Domestic violence affects people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual and gender identity, religious affiliation, age, immigration status, and ability. Because victims of domestic violence may experience the abuse in culturally specific ways, service providers should consider the cultural background and unique issues faced by the victim and their children in order to tailor services to meet their needs. This section includes resources on providing culturally responsive services to children, youth, and families who have been exposed to domestic violence.
Cultural Competence Content Topic Results
Provides a collection of articles detailing the prevalence and manifestation of domestic violence among different cultural groups.
Reviews cultural considerations for domestic violence programs.
The Culturally Responsive Domestic Violence Network
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Provides information to improve the response of domestic violence organizations to the needs of underserved survivors from marginalized communities.
The Importance of Culture in Addressing Domestic Violence for First Nation's Women
Frontiers in Psychology, 9
Explores evidence to support program policies and practices that reflect culturally safe, competent, and relevant domestic violence services to address the cultural needs of indigenous women in Canada.
Strengthening Cultural Competency in California’s Domestic Violence Field for High-Need, Underserved Populations (PDF - 875 KB)
Lewis-Charp, Yu, Waiters, Thakrar, & Sinicrope (2014)
Blue Shield of California Foundation & Social Policy Research Associates
Outlines the intersection of domestic violence organizations and culturally specific organizations in order to increase collaboration and service delivery among these two groups.