New report now available from Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative, focusing on domestic violence in Immigrant and Refugee populations

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 New report now available from Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative, focusing  on domestic violence in Immigrant and Refugee populations

The CDHPIVP has published the 4th Domestic Homicide Brief:  
 

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

The CDHPIVP (Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations) has now published the fourth domestic homicide brief titled "Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Culturally-Informed Risk and Safety Strategies"

The Brief provides definitions, describes the context and unique risk factors for domestic homicide within immigrant and refugee populations, and highlights culturally-informed and culturally-specific domestic violence risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies to respond to, and prevent, potentially lethal domestic violence.

National community-based research and resources are also highlighted.

Excerpt from the Brief #4 Introduction:

'There is limited existing research examining the prevalence of domestic violence among immigrant and refugee populations. Research reveals that rates of domestic violence within immigrant and refugee populations are not higher than other populations; however, immigrant and refugee women experiencing domestic violence face numerous barriers to disclosing and reporting violence and abuse,
accessing support services, and navigating intersecting legal processes and social support systems. 

Understanding and preventing domestic violence and homicide within immigrant and refugee populations requires a culturally informed
lens that accounts for intersecting forms of oppression and recognizes the heterogeneity of immigrant and refugee populations.

To be effective, risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies should be culturally informed and, where possible, culturally-specific.'


Printable pdf version of Brief #4  Feb 2018

Webpage version of Brief #4  Feb 2018

Download other resources and fact sheets from CDHPIVP 



Download the 3 previously published Briefs: 

Brief 3: Children and Domestic Homicide: Understanding the Risks  Sept 2017

Brief 2: Domestic Violence Risk Assessment: Informing Safety Planning & Risk Management  Nov 2016

Brief 1: Domestic Violence Death Review Committees: "Speaking for the Dead to Protect the Living"  May 2016


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