Battered Latina women suffer the same emotional trauma than any other woman in a domestic violence situation.
However, Latina women face some unique challenges that can complicate the situation and limit their access to social services.
If she only speaks Spanish, that can be a barrier to seeking help.
If English is not a language you are comfortable with it can be difficult to even find someone you are able to communicate with in order to seek help.
As an immigrant who is dealing with domestic violence you may be juggling many challenges: adjusting to life in a new country and culture, homesickness, health issues, housing and employment issues, legal immigration status, concerns about children who are struggling themselves to adjust...
As an immigrant you may also be dealing with some additional challenges, unique to your situation.
You may be trying to adjust to being in a new country and learning about a new community.
They list many of the things that other immigrant women who were being abused have told us happened to them. If you answered yes to just one question, you may be in an abusive relationship.Call our free, 24-Hour confidential helpline: 216-391-4357 Latina women face some specific challenges.sometimes it may feel like there is so much to deal with you don't know where to start. Sometimes it can feel hard to figure out if what is going on in your relationship is abusive or not.The questions below can help with figuring out whether what is happening to you is abuse.Domestic violence crosses all racial, class, economic and cultural lines.
You probably share many of the same feelings, experiences and frustrations as anyone who is trying to cope with abuse.