1st Edition

Violence Diverse Populations and Communities

By Diane Deanda, Rosina M Becerra Copyright 2000

    Understand violence within its cultural context!

    To reduce violence, we need to understand what it is, where it comes from, and what it means in cultural context. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities provides new empirical research and theoretical models to help you understand the impact of violence on various ethnic and cultural groups. From the effects of abuse on Latino children to aged Korean-American women's perceptions of elder mistreatment, this comprehensive volume covers all ages, many ethnic groups, and multiple types of violence.

    Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities looks at such neglected populations as Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian immigrants as well as Black, Caucasian, and Latino cultures. The forms of violence studied range from the devastation of war to keeping elders isolated for long periods of time and culturally specific forms of abuse. This comprehensive volume also includes a thorough literature review, stressing the need for more research, especially into the needs and experiences of neglected populations, and suggesting fruitful areas for further inquiry.

    Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities asks and answers complex questions, including:

    • Is war or street violence more traumatic for adolescent refugees from the Khmer Rouge?
    • What social support benefits do street gangs offer their members?
    • How do cultural expectations of male and female roles affect dating violence?
    • What culturally sensitive interventions best address the needs of a Latina rape survivor?
    • How do women of various Asian cultures respond to spousal battering?
    • How can practitioners working with elder abuse victims define their roles, objectives, and interventions to accommodate cultural differences?

      The groundbreaking research in Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities provides an illuminating exploration into the cultural meaning of violence. By questioning standard assumptions and discovering what violence means to those who suffer from it and perpetrate it, practitioners can better serve multicultural client populations. This book will change the way you see violence by helping you understand its manifestations within various cultural contexts.

    • An Overview of Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities
    • Adolescents and Violence
    • War Traumas and Community Violence: Psychological, Behavioral, and Academic Outcomes Among Khmer Refugee Adolescents
    • Adolescent Violent Behavior: An Analysis Across and Within Racial/Ethnic Groups
    • Gangs as Alternative Transitional Structures: Adaptations to Racial and Social Marginality in Los Angeles and London
    • Dating Violence and Sexual Assault
    • Dating Violence Among Chinese American and White Students: A Sociocultural Context
    • Latinas and Sexual Assault: Towards Culturally Sensitive Assessment and Intervention
    • Child Abuse
    • Exploring Child Abuse Among Vietnamese Refugees
    • Psychological Symptoms in a Sample of Latino Abused Children
    • Spouse/Partner Abuse
    • Understanding Chinese Battered Women in North America: A Review of the Literature and Practice Implications
    • Battered, Immigrant Mexican Women's Perspectives Regarding Abuse and Help-Seeking
    • Elder Abuse
    • Tolerance of Elder Abuse and Attitudes Toward Third-Party Intervention Among African American, Korean American, and White Elderly
    • Elder Mistreatment: Practice Modifications to Accommodate Cultural Differences
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Diane Deanda, Rosina M Becerra