Family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities: An evaluation of a family relationship centre

Cleak, Helen, Vernon, Alikki, Ojelabi, Lola, & Fisher, Tom (2015) Family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities: An evaluation of a family relationship centre. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 26(1), pp. 26-37.

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Federal legislative changes in Australia have sought to improve how family relationship centres (FRCs) can be more responsive to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities when addressing family disputes and family violence. Research on the prevalence of family violence against women from CALD backgrounds is sparse. This article seeks to contribute to the understanding of this issue by describing findings of an evaluation of the FRC at Broadmeadows conducted by the authors. The findings focus on family violence and the appropriateness of the services offered to three CALD community groups, namely Iraqi, Lebanese and Turkish. The final section provides reflections on these findings and offers suggestions about how FRC services might better cater to the family violence needs of CALD communities by developing more extensive partnerships with community groups and by expanding the range of processes they offer beyond mediation.

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ID Code: 90470
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: family violence, family mediation, CALD
ISSN: 1441-7847
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2015 23:45
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 00:27

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