Perceptions of Domestic Violence in California’s African American Communities
Source: Blue Shield of California Foundation,
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): City or County Agency Staff, Community Member or Organization, Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators, Students
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color)
Topics: Abuse and Violence
Social Action Partners (SoACT) developed a mixed-methods study of perceptions and attitudes surrounding domestic violence (DV) in California’s Black/African American community. In this report, SoACT reviewed research findings from the 2017 Black Leaders Survey on Domestic Violence and insights from a series of five focus groups with Black community leaders conducted across the state of California to: Determine how Black community leaders and stakeholders perceive the severity of domestic violence in their communities. Define the root causes of domestic violence in Black communities, as described by Black community leaders and stakeholders.