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 家和萬事興  家暴必須停

BUILD HARMONIOUS FAMILY      STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Welcome to our About Us Page

 

The Chinese Community Response to Family Violence(CCRFV) is supported by the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association (CCECA). Our partnership includes Dr. Daniel Lai, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, George Chiu, Registered Psychologist, Alliance to End Violence (AEV), Calgary Chinese Community Service Association(CCCSA), Calgary Chinese Christian Mission Calgary Service Centre(CCMC) and Sing Tao Newspapers (Canada 1988) Ltd. Most of the partners are committee members of the Emotional Health Carnival, an annual event which was established in 2002 to promote mental health in the Chinese community. Many victims of family violence came to the event seeking help which gave birth to this initiative formerly known as “Chinese partnership to tackle family violence”.

From August 2007 to November 2007, we conducted five Chinese community members’ focus groups and two mainstream service providers and Chinese community stakeholders focus groups. Following the focus groups findings, the partnership organized an Action Forum in March 2008. Over 60 participants including mainstream service providers, police, shelter, immigrant-serving agencies, Chinese organizations, Chinese faith communities, media, and funders attended the said forum. To follow through with the focus groups findings, recommendations and feedback, funding was secured from the Prairieaction Foundation. The goal was to conduct research examining Chinese women’s pathways to seeking help and the effect of culture on family violence in the Chinese community. In addition to this, in 2009, the partnership received a Victim of Crime funding grant from the office of the Alberta Solicitor General & Public Security.

Project Objective

  • To develop an infrastructure for Chinese Community service providers to enable them to assist domestic violence victims.

  • To create awareness in the Chinese community on domestic violence and to strengthened families.

  • To build neighbourhood networks with faith groups, community organizations and Chinese community at-large.

  • To increase capacity of mainstream organizations to deliver more cultural sensitive services to the Chinese community.

  • To understand the pathway of women victims who experienced family violence in the Chinese community by obtaining qualitative interview data.

In 2010, the project extends to provide case management and direct support to victims. The ultimate goal is to ensure future services, programs and policies related to family violence prevention, community education, and intervention is culturally sensitive to the unique characteristics and needs of the Chinese community.

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