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Treatment for African American Men Who Batter.

Williams, Oliver J.

The problem of partner abuse is experienced in all cultures, but African Americans seem to be more resistant to treatment than whites. A professor of social work found in 1995 that African Americans do well when treated together in homogeneous groups where they can break out of isolation, become engaged with the group, show their vulnerability, develop supportive relationships and trust. In homogeneous groups the problem of racism can also be openly discussed along with the issue of what battering is doing to the African American community. Minorities are underserved when it comes to treatment for partner abuse and racially-mixed treatment groups need to be reformed with more cultural awareness and sensitivity to racial differences if African Americans are to be truly served.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
25 (3): 12-16.
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Reporter 25 (3)