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Intended to fill the existing gap in knowledge, the book, “Breaking the silence: The untold journeys of racialized immigrant youth through family violence”, is a Phenomenological research study that sheds light on the experiences and agency of twelve racialized immigrant youths as they navigated family violence in their childhood. By bringing together theoretical frameworks, such as Anti-Colonialism, Critical Race Theory, A rights Based approach to children and Anti-Oppressive practice, with concepts of the Best Interest of the Child and Coercive Control, the book provides an insight into the impacts of family violence and how these experiences are complicated by systemic violence in case of racialized immigrant children. The book provides a way forward for the Justice sector to broaden the concept of the best interest of the child and recognize systemic violence in family violence matters. A unique contribution of the book is the participants’ recommendations that call for transforming practices of sectors that address family violence along with work with communities and individuals.
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family violence, domestic violence, racialized families, race, immigrants, refugees, children, youth
Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)
© Purnima George; Archana Medhekar; Bethany Osborne; Ferzana Chaze; Karen Cove; and Sophia Schmitz
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George, Purnima; Medhekar, Archana; Osborne, Bethany; Chaze, Ferzana; Cove, Karen; and Schmitz, Sophia, "Breaking the Silence: The Untold Journeys of Racialized Immigrant Youth through Family Violence" (2023). Books & Chapters. 16.
George, P., Medhekar, A., Osborne, B., Chaze, F., Cove, K., & Schmitz, S. (2023). Breaking the Silence: The Untold Journeys of Racialized Immigrant Youth through Family Violence. https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/item-details/#/af5424d9-e9fa-454b-a625-bb59f5b877af