Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Domestic violence in the Afghan community: A grant proposal
by Askarzoi, Heela Zubieda, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 70; 1590054
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this grant proposal was to develop a program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund an Afghan domestic violence program that offers culturally competent services to Afghan women survivors of domestic violence in the San Francisco Bay Area. An extensive literature review was conducted to explore how culture affects perceptions of domestic violence within immigrant communities and the ways in which those perceptions can impede access to domestic violence intervention services. Findings show that while violence against women in Afghan culture is a serious problem, awareness about and services for Afghan women and families in the United States for domestic violence are virtually nonexistent. The proposed program will provide Afghan-specific domestic violence direct services, raise community awareness and train mainstream providers on cultural competency. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant proposal were not requirements for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kim, Mimi
Commitee: O'Donnell, Julie, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Keywords: Afghan women, Domestic violence
Publication Number: 1590054
ISBN: 9781321787474
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