Book Title: Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies

Authors: Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar, and Purnima George

Book Description: “Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies” is a freely accessible eCampus Ontario Pressbook containing case studies of immigrant women experiencing domestic violence to be used as educational materials. The book highlights the complexity of domestic violence cases in immigrant communities and the different legal processes that these women encounter in seeking justice and the challenges they face in relation to re-establishing their own lives and the lives of their children. The book contains questions for reflection; a description of legal processes involved in DV cases, and a glossary of the terms used throughout the case studies.

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Book Description

“Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies” is a freely accessible eCampus Ontario Pressbook containing case studies of immigrant women experiencing domestic violence to be used as educational materials. The contents were created by analysing closed legal case files of 15 immigrant women living in Ontario who experienced domestic violence. The comprehensive case studies that emerge from this research present domestic violence experienced by immigrant women in all its complexity, highlighting their unique vulnerability at the intersections of race, gender and immigration status. The book also highlights the different legal processes that these women encounter in seeking justice and the challenges they face in relation to re-establishing their own lives and the lives of their children. In addition to the cases, the book contains questions for reflection; a description of legal processes involved in DV cases, and a glossary of the terms used throughout the case studies. This interactive Pressbook is an ideal resource for social work and legal practitioners, including students in social service work, social work and law programs, in order to increase their understanding about the complexity of domestic violence cases in immigrant families and develop strategies for culturally informed interventions.

Authors

Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar, and Purnima George

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Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies by Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar and Purmina George is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Violence and abuse in society

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Title
Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies
Authors
Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar, and Purnima George
Contributors
Seraphina Seuratan, Jaspreet Kaur, Kurttika Nene, Denise DeJong, Maria Aosaf Dawd, Terri Neufeld, and Katrina Chahal
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies by Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar and Purmina George is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Primary Subject
Violence and abuse in society
Additional Subject(s)
Social work, Law as it applies to other professions and disciplines, Migration, immigration and emigration, Family law
Publisher
eCampusOntario
Publication Date
June 9, 2020