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When Love Hurts: Domestic Violence Through an Immigrant and Refugee Lens

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Caritas Community Center and Cafe

2509 Harvard Ave

Memphis, TN 38112

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Join Mid-South Immigration Advocates, CasaLuz, and the Refugee Empowerment Program for a half-day training on the impact of domestic violence on immigrant and refugee communities in the Mid-South.

As the diverse immigrant and refugee communities of Memphis continue to grow, Memphis-area agencies, schools, and service providers must be equipped to serve this particularly vulnerable population of survivors.

This half-day training will provide participants with an understanding of the unique dynamics of domestic violence in immigrant and refugee communities, including the cultural aspects of domestic violence, the effects on children, and barriers to justice.

Caritas Community Center and Cafe
October 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$15 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

AGENDA:

  • 8:00 AM - Registration / Coffee & Light Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - What is Domestic Violence? An Introduction.

  • 9:00 AM - The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

  • 10:30 AM - Dating Violence in Immigrant Communities

  • 12:00 PM - The Culture of Male Dominance in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Panel Discussion

  • 12:45 PM - Closing

"[S]everal factors make it especially difficult for victims in these populations to seek or obtain help. Among these [factors] are: Abusive partners may use the victim’s immigration status against her, in effect, threatening deportation. Language barriers and a lack of familiarity with the U.S. social system may prevent a victim from seeking help. A victim may also be afraid that if she reports violence to the authorities, she and/or her partner will be treated with insensitivity, hostility, and/or discrimination. That fear may be justified; mainstream organizations may lack sociocultural understanding and/or may have discriminatory or insensitive attitudes toward immigrants and refugees."

Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges, Promising Practices and Recommendations, Family Violence Prevention Fund (2009).

For questions or to request interpretation (non-English or ASL), please contact Sally Joyner.

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