Responding to Intimate Partner Violence: Refugee Assistance Program Workers

Refugee women sometimes experience intimate partner violence. As a RAP Worker, can you recognize the warning signs that a client may be experiencing abuse? Do you know about the risk factors that indicate danger is escalating? Do you know how to respond to a situation where you suspect or have confirmed that intimate partner violence is occurring?

Do you understand pre-migration and migration trauma can impact the safety of refugee women and their families? Do you know how to work collaboratively with violence against women experts in your community? Does your organization have polices and protocols in place to help you respond safely and effectively to situations of intimate partner violence?

These resources will help you to learn about intimate partner violence and how you can effectively and safely support refugee women who are experiencing abuse or who are at risk of experiencing abuse.