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January 2013

Breaking Barriers: A Complete Guide to Legal Rights and Resources for Battered Immigrants

Author(s): Kathleen Sullivan
This Manual focuses on legal rights and options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse and abuse perpetrated by other family members or persons that are covered by your state's protection order statute. Breaking Barriers is a comprehensive tool that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence.
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January 2013

Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault

This manual provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of sexual assault, as it contains several chapters devoted to immigration law topics.
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January 2013

I am a Leader

This inspiring 3 minutes and 49 seconds video describes the experiences of Latina women from Guatemala as they realized their inner leadership potential.
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January 2013

VAWA 2013 and TVPRA: What Practitioners Need to Know

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), combined with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), was signed into law on March 7, 2013. This practice advisory provides an overview of substantive changes and technical fixes both in VAWA and TVPRA as well as practice pointers for attorneys and advocates on how to work with these new changes.
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January 2013

Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States From 1994 to 2012

Author(s): Blaine Bookey
This article aims to shed light on decision making trends and provide greater transparency to the asylum system. This article argues that without clear guidance, the United States will continue to shirk its international obligations to protect women who present bona fide claims for relief.
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January 2013

Know Your Rights

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Alicia Lacy Carra
This booklet provides information on the full range of immigration relief options created for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. For domestic violence victims a discussion of domestic violence protection orders and how they can help immigrant victims is included.
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January 2013

Preventing sexual violence in Latin@ communities: A national needs assessment

This comprehensive report details advocates needs related to sexual violence in Latin@ communities. For example, while 91.4% of advocates who responded to the national survey said their organization has identified demographics of their intended service population, just 19.3% thought that their clients served matched those demographics; also, participants consistently discussed the importance of creating culturally specific materials that truly reflect the culture of Latin@ and/or Spanish-speaking communities.” This report is also available in Spanish. 
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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

Women who Stay: Perspectives of Latina Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence on Staying with or Leaving Abusive Partners

Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of IPV, is not well understood.
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January 2013

Participatory Action Research with Latin@ Youth: Exploring Immigration and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Julia Perilla
Immigrant Latin@ youth affected by domestic violence are in a unique position to provide researchers insight to the needs of their communities. This study engaged youth in participatory action research where they explored the impact of anti-immigration policies on families impacted by domestic violence.
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January 2013

Promoting the Development of Evidence-Based Practice: Líderes: An Evidence Based Curriculum

This issue of Synergy is dedicated to immigration and child protection and custody issues in the context of domestic violence. This article highlights the Líderes program, a peer-education approach to raising awareness about domestic violence in Latino communities.
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January 2013

Access to Healthcare for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Amanda Baran, Phoebe Mounts
This chapter describes the range of services an immigrant victim of sexual assault can access through different programs and services of the health care system.