Author's Last Name
Caetano, R., Schafer, J., Clark, C. L., Cunradi, C. B., & Raspberry,
K. (2000). Intimate partner violence, acculturation,
and alcohol consumption among Hispanic couples in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal
Violence, 15(1), 30-45.
The purpose of this article was to report rates of intimate partner
violence, acculturation, and alcohol consumption patterns among U.S.
Hispanic couples. A probability sample of 527 Hispanic couples was interviewed
in 1995. The rates of male-to-female and female-to-male partner violence
were highest in the medium acculturation group, followed by the high
acculturation group and the low acculturation group. Analyses indicate
that couples with at least one medium acculturated couple member were
3 times more likely to experience male-to-female violence than couples
with two low acculturated partners. IPV among medium acculturated individuals
may be the result of the difficulties of negotiating between cultures
without the support of strong social network. Copyright Sage Publications,
Campbell, D. W., Masaki, B., & Torres, S. (1997). "Water on rock:
Changing domestic violence perceptions in the African American, Asian
American, and Latino communities." In E. Klein, J. Campbell, E. Soler,
& M. Ghez (Eds.). Ending Domestic Violence:
Changing Public Perceptions/ Halting the Epidemic (pp. 64-87). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
The authors provide a discussion of the methodological issues surrounding
the national surveys on family violence as well as the contrasting data
from the National Victim Survey regarding prevalence rates for major
ethnic groups. They suggest an ecological approach to the study of domestic
violence as well as the importance of taking into consideration such
issues as racism and anti-immigrant sentiments. A section of the chapter
is devoted to domestic violence in Latino communities.
Carrillo, R.A. & Tello, J. (Eds.) (1998). Family
Violence and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit. New
York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
This volume reviews research on the prevalence of domestic violence,
child abuse and homicide in special populations, including African American,
Latino/Chicano, Asian American and Native American. Empirical, clinical,
experiential, and narrative approaches provide the reader with a culturally
integrated perspective of this controversial subject. Also addressed
is the need for more culturally-sensitive research that would result
in more effective prevention and intervention efforts in years to come.
The book's writers and editors reached the following conclusions:
1) The field is sorely lacking in research and treatment models to
assist in the healing of men of color and domestic violence;
2) The present models not only are inadequate, but many times mirror
the violence and control that we are attempting to address;
3) A major root cause of domestic violence in men of color is in
the historical oppression and violence that people of color have experienced
and continue to experience today;
4) Spirituality is a foundational element needed in the assessment
and healing processes in working with men of color; and
5) The integrated inclusion of family/community as part of the healing
and ongoing recovery process is essential.
Carrillo, R.A. & Goubaud-Reyna, R. (1998). "Clinical Treatment of
Latino Offenders". In R. Carrillo & J. Tello (Eds.), Family
Violence and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit (pp.53-73).
New York: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
This chapter describes a treatment process for court-mandated Latino
immigrant men from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. The
model is based on the Hombres Nobles philosophy and pre-Columbian,
postcolonial theory. The successful treatment of the Latino batterer
requires thorough diagnostics, tailored treatment plans, and needs
assessments to include the batterer’s family members. An emphasis
on the values of respect, dignity, trust and love articulated in their
own language and cultural milieu can contribute to successful rapport
building. It is imperative that the effects of colonization, racism,
discrimination, and migration be addressed in treatment. The authors'
preference is that the treatment focus be systemic and intergenerational,
including as much of the family as possible, whenever it is safe to
Carroll, J.C. (1980). "A Cultural-Consistency
Theory of Family Violence in Mexican-American and Jewish Ethnic Groups"
In Straus M.A.& Hotaling,G.T.
(Eds.), The Social Causes of Husband-Wife Violence (pp. 68-81).
This chapter suggests that even cultural norms that
do not have a manifest reference to violence also affect the level
of violence. For example, norms may structure family roles in a way
that increases tension and hostility in the family, even though that
is not what is intended. Carroll argues that the elements of a culture
tend to be interdependent. He applies this
"cultural consistency" theory to Mexican-American and Jewish-American
families. For example, Carroll concludes that in Mexican-American families,
norms call for male dominance in husband-wife relationships and father
dominance in parent-child relationships. As a result, it is not legitimate
for a wife or child to contest the husband or father. These norms are
systematically linked to a high level of violence. In Jewish families,
it is not illegitimate to argue with one's husband, wife, or father.
Conflicts are not settled on the basis of ascribed power, but on the
basis of discussion and knowledge (either scriptural or scientific).
To the extent that this ideal is followed, conflicts can be settled
without resorting to violence. While this chapter examines only two
ethnic subcultures, it is a promising beginning to the development
of a typology of family subcultural norms and their role in permitting
or discouraging the use of violence as a means of conflict resolution.
S. (1998). Violencia contra las mujeres en América Latina
y el Caribe [Violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean].
CLADEM (Comité de Latinoamérica y el Caribe para la Defensa
de los Derechos de la Mujer) Coordinadora Regional [(Latin American
and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights) Regional
Coordinator]. Retrieved 1/25/01 http://www.socwatch.org.uy/1998/castellano/desarrollo/violencia.htm.
This article describes the Convención Interamericana
para Prevenir, Sancionar y Erradicar la Violencia contra la Mujer
[Interamerican Accord to Prevent, Sanction, and Eradicate Violence
Against Women], and lists the countries who have signed the accord.
The author also discusses national laws of several Latin American and
Caribbean countries regarding violence against women and the lack of
coherence that has prevented the laws from being applied in a clear
and systematic manner. Chiarotti also mentions the lack of statistics
regarding violence against women as a barrier to policy and practice.
Corrobles, J. A., Montorio,
I., & Everaerd, W. (2000). Sexual Aggression
against women by male acquaintances: Attitudes and experiences among
Spanish university students. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 3(1),
The purpose of this study was to assess Spanish students’ attitudes
about forced sex and actual experiences with male-to-female sexual
aggression. 412 students were presented 10 hypothetical situations
and asked if they were acceptable or unacceptable. The study also examined
whether students had experienced or engaged in a broad range of coercive
sexual activities and elicited help-seeking behaviors in those cases
where a female student had experienced unwanted sexual activity. Results
showed that acceptance of forced sex was significantly related to gender,
year of study, and experience with sexual aggression. Results also
revealed that 17.5% of male students accepted forced sex and 33.2%
of females students had experienced some sort of unwanted sexual activity;
7.7% of the women had experienced attempted or completed rape. Only
39% of the women victimized sought any form of help.
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