Asian-American victims of domestic violence rarely seek help from police or health care providers – “an alarming trend” among the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, noted RCGV faculty member Professor Hyunkag Cho.
While cultural barriers can discourage victims from seeking help, there also is a lack of culturally sensitive services available to them. That can be as simple as a local domestic violence hotline that cannot facilitate calls from Chinese- or Korean-speaking victims due to language barriers. And failing to get help the first time, Cho said, may prevent a victim from trying again.
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