Published February 12, 2020
Congratulations to Associate Professor Filomena Critelli and PhD Alum Asli Cennet Yalim on the publication of their article, "Improving access to domestic violence services for women of immigrant and refugee status: a trauma-informed perspective," in Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
Critelli, F.M. and Yalim, A (2019). Improving access to domestic violence services for women of immigrant and refugee status: a trauma-informed perspective. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
This study is based in a mid-size city in New York State, where the immigrant and refugee population is steadily growing as a result of the U.S. federal resettlement program and secondary migration. These transformations pose challenges to service providers. Women of immigrant and refugee status who experience domestic violence constitute a particularly vulnerable, yet underserved population. This study is based on 25 in-depth interviews with program users and service providers within organizations that serve domestic violence survivors. It examines service needs and paths to help-seeking among these women through an intersectional and trauma-informed lens. Recommendations to improve service delivery and policies for this population are discussed.