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Culturally Specific Approaches to Trauma and Domestic Violence

Monday, October 27 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Hosted by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee, and the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health


Shawndell Dawson
Senior Program Specialist
Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, ACF

Carole Warshaw, MD
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Gwendolyn Packard
Program Specialist
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Kathy Sanchez, MA
Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager
Tewa Women United

Julie Avalos, LSW
Vice President, Health Promotion and Wellness Division
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.

Chic Dabby
Executive Director
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Umi Hankins
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Responding to trauma in the context of domestic violence raises a number of issues for survivors and their communities underscoring the importance of approaches that are culture, DV- and trauma-informed. Research has shown that the impact of experiencing multiple forms of trauma and abuse throughout one’s lifetime is significantly higher among multiracial, African American, Latina, Asian and Pacific Islander and Native American/Alaska Native women. This webinar will feature speakers from national and culturally specific community based organizations who will discuss key considerations for implementing trauma-informed domestic violence services as they relate to the ethnic, racial, cultural, and lingual diversity of victims of domestic violence from underserved and historically marginalized communities. The webinar will highlight culturally specific trauma-informed approaches to both individual and collective trauma, violence, and abuse as well as a framework for thinking about trauma in the context of cumulative burden, ongoing risk and coercive control.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Culturally Specific Approaches to Trauma and Domestic Violence

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»» Webinar Handouts

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