Whittlesea CALD Communities Family Violence Research Report 2012 - Page 4

3 CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 Context and Background 4 Perspectives from Survivors 5 Perspectives from Service Providers 6 Perspectives from Community and Religious Leaders 7 Perspectives from the Literature 8 An Integrated Approach to Family Violence in the City of Whittlesea 9 PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE 11 Background/Context 11 Project Aims/Project Objectives and Critical Success Factors 16 Definitions 17 Limitations 18 METHODOLOGY 20 Project Leader 20 Whittlesea Community Futures CALD Cluster Group 20 Consultations 21 FINDINGS 23 Consultations with Women 23 Consultations with Young People 30 Consultations with Service Providers 34 Consultations with Community and Religious Leaders 41 LITERATURE REVIEW 45 CALD Women: Multiple Complexities, Specific Vulnerability 45 Refugees & Women Without Permanent Residency 49 Addressing Family Violence in CALD Communities: Potential Models 51 FAMILY VIOLENCE SERVICE MODEL 62 1. Co-ordination/Integration Mechanism 62 2. Empowering CALD Women 63 3. Building the Capacity of Community and Religious Leaders 64 4. Preventing Family Violence: Programs Targeting Young People 65 5. Reducing Recidivism: Increasing CALD Men’s Access to Behaviour Change Programs 65 6. Prevention of Family Violence: Early Intervention in the Settlement Process 66 REFERENCES 68 APPENDIX 1 71 APPENDIX 2 74 APPENDIX 3 76