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May 2013

Audism: A Theory and Practice of Audiocentric Privilege

This brief document reviews the history of the term audism and provides examples of audist practices and their intersections.
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February 2013

150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively

This page offers a compilation of links to sites dedicated to helping students, bloggers, and professional writers improve their techniques while also becoming better editors and researchers.
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January 2013

Serving Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence

This technical assistance resource from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape provides statistics on sexual assault in trans communities, addresses the lack of trans-specific services and barriers that transgender individuals may face in accessing services, and provides guidance for advocates.
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January 2013

Meaningful Access for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (Acceso Significativo para Personas con Dominio Limitado del Ingles)

Author(s): Rosie Hidalgo
This issue of Synergy is dedicated to immigration and child protection and custody issues in the context of domestic violence. This article describes the obstacles that victims with limited English proficiency face in our judicial system and how to improve the situation for them and their families.
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January 2013

The Intersection of Immigrant Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Author(s): Rosie Hidalgo
The Court Corner of Synergy on page 14 provides an overview of a case that looks at whether immigration judges are required to inform non-citizens of their potential eligibility for U-visas. Available in English and Spanish.
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January 2013

Realidades Latinas: A National Survey on the Impact of Immigration and Language Access on Latina Survivors

This report provides an analysis of the results of a survey administered over a period of six weeks to over 1,300 Hotline callers who identified as Latin@ survivors of domestic violence. The questions were geared towards survivors’ experiences accessing services and demonstrated the challenges faced by survivors due to language access issues.
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September 2012

Universal Design Factsheet

This factsheet provides information on the importance of universal design, or designing for the largest audience possible.
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March 2012

Etiquette for ASL Students and Signers

This page gives etiquette tips for those who know sign language or ASL and wish to interact in the Deaf community.
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January 2012

Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Support Groups

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
This handout offers helpful tips for assisting a domestic violence victim who has a traumatic brain injury within a support group setting.
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January 2012

National Survey of Youth Access to Dating Abuse Services

This survey report illustrates important national trends in service provision to youth. Trends in availability and accessibility highlight gaps in service as well as strengths and unique needs of communities.
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January 2012

Latina Portrait: The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and Latinas

This publication provides an overview of the original VAWA legislation and its subsequent reauthorizations in 2000 and 2005, with a particular emphasis on how it relates to domestic violence and sexual assault experienced by Latina and immigrant women. Additionally, it provided an assessment of the VAWA reauthorization efforts in 2012 and made recommendations for moving forward.
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January 2012

Working with Victims with Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Shelters

Author(s): Sue Parry, Judith Avner
Domestic violence victims who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need help coping with the high levels of stress and stimulation that can be part of communal living. Because TBI affects different people differently, shelter residents will have different needs. Screening for TBI during shelter intake will help advocates identify ways to make the shelter more accessible and user-friendly.