R., Carrillo, R.A., & Kim, J. (1998). Violence in Communities of
Color. In R. Carrillo & J. Tello (Eds.), Family Violence and
Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit (pp. 1-30). New York,
NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
contains statistical and comparative information on couple violence
and child abuse among different ethnic and racial groups. The authors
conclude that when studying communities of color, research methodologies
must reflect the diversity of worldviews and reanalyze data that most
notably account for differences from a non-pathological perspective.
More sophisticated analyses are needed to explore the complicated variables
of race/ethnicity, social class, culture, social networks, acculturation
and community-wide variables such as resource deprivation, residential
turnover, family disruption, and other socioeconomic factors and their
relationship to family violence. Future research should seek to recognize
cultural differences in family functioning without viewing them as deviant
or pathological, and should recognize the complex nature of differences
between and within ethnic groups. Future research should also seek to
address the large gaps in knowledge concerning violence among families
of color, which have been understudied in years past.
Francisco Cervantes (1999). Helping Men Overcome Violent Behavior Toward
Women. In A. Morrison and M. Loreto Biehl (Eds.), Too Close to
Home: Domestic Violence in the Americas (pp. 143-147). Inter-American
Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
provides an overview of CORIAC (the Mens Collective for Egalitarian
Relationships), a non-profit civic organization in Mexico City that
works with men who recognize themselves as violent. The program includes
three levels of re-education or individual work, wherein each level
has sixteen sessions. A brief explanation of the CORIAC model is provided
as well as an assessment of the results.