In 2019, Blue Shield Foundation released a groundbreaking report entitled “The Life
Course Framework for Preventing Domestic Violence,” which examined the multiple
determinants and risk factors that lead to the occurrence of domestic violence. Blue
Shield Foundation chose to further examine the AAPI community through a current
grant awarded to AAPI Equity Alliance and its seven collaborative partners.
This pilot project seeks to train twenty community facilitators who will run
culturally tailored multilingual parenting groups and youth groups focused on
preventing domestic violence in five AAPI communities: Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean and South Asian. The 50-60 group sessions will focus on building
gender equity and empathy in AAPI parents and youth.