Case Study- Elham and Dawood.
Read the attached Case Study
Consider the following:
- What are some of the factors that continue to make racialized immigrant women vulnerable to violence?
- Why is it important to understand the different elements that make up a womans history and background when you are supporting them in a domestic violence case?
- How does abuse in the household affect children at different stages of development?
- What are the different impacts that experiences of abuse can have on individuals, families and communities?
- What are the barriers faced by the racialized immigrant woman experiencing domestic violence?
- How would you work with the woman to address those barriers and their impact on her personal life?
- What role does the presence of children play to either aid or further trap the woman in domestic violence situations? In what ways does the involvement of the Children’s Aid Societies support or further complicate matters for the family?
- In a few of the cases, the womans family insisted she continues to stay in an abusive relationship. Why do some families insist that their daughters continue to live in abusive domestic relationships? What are the gender expectations and cultural expectations that enforce this kind of structure and positioning?
- Preferential treatment of males is common among many cultures . How do such preferential treatment impact domestic violence cases and responses to the same?