"Traditional discipline" or domestic violence: Participatory action research with a Sudanese refugee community

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159959
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Presentation
Title:
"Traditional discipline" or domestic violence: Participatory action research with a Sudanese refugee community
Abstract:
"Traditional discipline" or domestic violence: Participatory action research with a Sudanese refugee community
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Travers Gustafson, Dianne, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Creighton University
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE, 68178, USA
Contact Telephone:402.280.2043
Co-Authors:D. Travers Gustafson, School of Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; V. Iluebbey, , Alegent Health, Omaha, NE;
Domestic violence is a family, community, and public health problem, but little is known about contributors to domestic violence in immigrant, refugee families. In fact, legally defined domestic violence in the US may involve culturally sanctioned behaviors in countries of refugee origin. In this community participatory action research (CPAR), the authors collaborated with Sudanese refugees to address differences in cultural understandings and U.S. legal constraints regarding interactions among adult family members. We used ethnographic methods to explore experiences of resettlement, family adaptation, gender relations and family roles, family and community conflict, and human rights and the U.S. legal system. CPAR is a methodology aligned with advocacy for the community. The iterative research process led to a train-the-trainer model with key Sudanese community members educating men and women about domestic violence, Sudanese community and women's group meetings, identification of elders as family advisors, and two meetings to educate the larger Omaha community about the Sudanese refugee experience. Refugee participants produced a video about domestic violence and consequences in the U.S. legal system that has been used locally and nationally. This paper offers a culturally appropriate approach to family violence prevention with a refugee population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Traditional discipline" or domestic violence: Participatory action research with a Sudanese refugee communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159959-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">&quot;Traditional discipline&quot; or domestic violence: Participatory action research with a Sudanese refugee community</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Travers Gustafson, Dianne, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Creighton University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE, 68178, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402.280.2043</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dtravers@creighton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D. Travers Gustafson, School of Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; V. Iluebbey, , Alegent Health, Omaha, NE;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Domestic violence is a family, community, and public health problem, but little is known about contributors to domestic violence in immigrant, refugee families. In fact, legally defined domestic violence in the US may involve culturally sanctioned behaviors in countries of refugee origin. In this community participatory action research (CPAR), the authors collaborated with Sudanese refugees to address differences in cultural understandings and U.S. legal constraints regarding interactions among adult family members. We used ethnographic methods to explore experiences of resettlement, family adaptation, gender relations and family roles, family and community conflict, and human rights and the U.S. legal system. CPAR is a methodology aligned with advocacy for the community. The iterative research process led to a train-the-trainer model with key Sudanese community members educating men and women about domestic violence, Sudanese community and women's group meetings, identification of elders as family advisors, and two meetings to educate the larger Omaha community about the Sudanese refugee experience. Refugee participants produced a video about domestic violence and consequences in the U.S. legal system that has been used locally and nationally. This paper offers a culturally appropriate approach to family violence prevention with a refugee population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:29:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:29:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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