Developing Culturally-Relevant Responses to Domestic Abuse: Asha Family Services, Inc.

Documents the development and growth of the first and only recognized culturally-specific family violence intervention and prevention program in Wisconsin which employs methods specific to serving African American families.

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Developing Culturally-Relevant Responses to Domestic Abuse: Asha Family Services, Inc., by Antonia Vann for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2003)

This publication documents the development and growth of Asha Family Services, Inc., a comprehensive family violence intervention and prevention agency located in Milwaukee, WI. Asha, the first and only recognized culturally-specific family violence intervention and prevention program in Wisconsin, employs methods specific to African American families. Asha is a private, nonprofit, spiritually-based agency. Asha is also a state-licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinic. Asha employs a holistic family approach and through collaborative efforts strives to provide effective, comprehensive family violence, mental health, HIV/AIDS education and counseling and substance abuse intervention and prevention.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is a key component in a national network of domestic violence resource centers established through the Violence Against Women Act and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This paper is one of several Promising Practices papers that are being produced by the Public Education component of the NRCDV.

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