Whittlesea CALD Communities Family Violence Research Report 2012 - Page 43

42 Being approached on a ‘regular’ basis was variously expressed as: ? ? ? seeing on average 4-6 cases of family violence per year; seeing on average 9-10 cases per year; being approached every weekend after delivering the sermon. Why Community/Religious leaders are chosen to disclose family violence to? Community/religious leaders offered the following factors to explain why they were approached in relation to family violence: ? ? ? ? ? they are well known and trusted within the community; they have an approachable manner; they have ability and experience communicating with and advising people; they can offer spiritual guidance; they have authority in the community, particularly, in some cases, the authority to grant marriage and divorce; Understanding of family violence One observation made by nearly all community/religious leaders was that people who sought assistance in relation to family violence often did not talk specifically about ‘family violence’ or frame their experience in this way. I ?????????????????????????????????????????????a????????Êd)???a??????????????d???????????????????????????????)Q???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????a??????)?????????d)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????()Q???????????????????????? ????????I????????1??????)I???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????Q????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????)%?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)Q???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????5????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????)Q???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????a?????d?Q?????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????((0