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Garden of Hope-New York 
Kristen Liu, LMSW 
Resources and Services for 
Battered Chinese Immigrant 
Women in New York
Chinese Immigrants in NY
Chinese Immigrants in NY
Domestic Violence in NYC 
 There were 76 family related homicides 
in 2012. 75% of these cases had no 
known prior police...
Chinese Immigrants in NY
Barriers confronting Chinese 
DV Survivors 
Institutional: 
Racism 
Lack of health insurance, child care, affordable housi...
Trauma Informed Services 
Domestic Violence Is Traumatic! 
DV Survivors’ Possible Coping Strategies: 
 Continued contact ...
Trauma Informed Principles 
Trauma Informed Principles 
 Trauma Awareness 
 Safety 
 Choice and Empowerment 
 Strength...
Whole Person Care Approach 
Parenting 
Child Therapy 
Family Therapy 
LT Support Group 
Religion’s Support 
Safety / Empow...
Resources for Chinese DV 
Survivors 
New York City Family Justice Centers 
There are 4 Family Justice Centers in NYC. They...
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Asian-Pacific Shelters' Panel (4 of 8) Speaker: Kristen Liu

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Kristen Liu, Executive Director of Garden of Hope New York (Pacific/USA) gave the presentation, "Resources and services for battered Chinese immigrant women in New York".

View her video on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Wuxa77oMY&list=UUeSDU73s2-2h-PwyVA_pAGw&index=24

The parallel event "Asian-Pacific Shelters: Going the Second Mile with Advocacy and Service Work" was held at the 58th NGO-CSW in New York, USA. To learn more about the Asian Network of Women's Shelters, please visit http://shelterasia.org/

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Asian-Pacific Shelters' Panel (4 of 8) Speaker: Kristen Liu

  1. 1. Garden of Hope-New York Kristen Liu, LMSW Resources and Services for Battered Chinese Immigrant Women in New York
  2. 2. Chinese Immigrants in NY
  3. 3. Chinese Immigrants in NY
  4. 4. Domestic Violence in NYC  There were 76 family related homicides in 2012. 75% of these cases had no known prior police contact. 84% of these cases had no current order of protection.  Police responded to 263,207 domestic violence incidents in 2012; this averages to over 720 incidents per day.  In 2012, the City’s Domestic Violence Hotline advocates answered 108,131 calls, averaging more than 290 calls per day.
  5. 5. Chinese Immigrants in NY
  6. 6. Barriers confronting Chinese DV Survivors Institutional: Racism Lack of health insurance, child care, affordable housing Welfare policy Monolingual workers Individual: Language barrier Not knowing resources & laws Immigration status Isolation, Shame, Values, Religion Lack of support from family/community Child Custody / Visitation Economic hardships Lack of marketable skills
  7. 7. Trauma Informed Services Domestic Violence Is Traumatic! DV Survivors’ Possible Coping Strategies:  Continued contact w/ abusive partner  Substance abuse  High risk behavior  Self-harm  Dissociation  Freeze  Avoidance or withdrawal
  8. 8. Trauma Informed Principles Trauma Informed Principles  Trauma Awareness  Safety  Choice and Empowerment  Strengths Based  Personal Resilience Empowerment
  9. 9. Whole Person Care Approach Parenting Child Therapy Family Therapy LT Support Group Religion’s Support Safety / Empowerment Scholarship English Class Computer Class Vocational Training Job Placement Financial Literacy Financial Aid Hotline Consultation Counseling Shelter Self-Sufficiency & Self-Actualization Long-Term Housing Rent, Utility Assistance Child Care Legal Advocacy Accompany Support Group Public Assistance Medicaid Food Stamp Food Pantry Emergency Fund Medical Treatment Psychotherapy Love/ Belonging
  10. 10. Resources for Chinese DV Survivors New York City Family Justice Centers There are 4 Family Justice Centers in NYC. They provide criminal justice, civil legal, and social services all in one location for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. Since 2005, the FJCs have assisted more than 97,000 clients in their own language. Garden of Hope has staff in Queens Family Justice Center which is located at 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Garden of Hope Office: 1877-990-8595

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