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Special Collection

Special Collection
February 2014

Domestic Violence in Latin@ Communities

Author(s): Heidi Notario
This special collection provides a compilation of tools and resources developed specifically by Latin@s and for Latin@s as well as culturally adapted materials (not simply translations) to address domestic violence in Latin@ communities.
Special Collection
October 2013

Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence

This collection highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are victims of sexual violence, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.
Special Collection
October 2013

Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Sheetal Rana
This collection highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are in abusive relationships, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
January 2015

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Author(s): Nancy Smith, Charity Hope
This document offers a framework for understanding and addressing the unmet needs of Deaf survivors that is rooted in a cultural and linguistic perspective.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2015

Increasing Language Access in the Courts Toolkit

This toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility.
Materials
  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2014

Ensuring Meaningful Access for Survivors with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Author(s): Rosie Hidalgo
According to the U.S. Census, over 25 million people over the age of five living in the United States speak a language other than English, and do not speak English very well. In order to carry out enhanced safety planning, ensure meaningful access to services, and provide critical information to assist survivors in making informed choices, it is imperative to ensure meaningful access to services for ALL survivors.
Materials
  • General Material
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.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2013

A girl's right to learn without fear: Working to end gender-based violence at school

Author(s): Margaret Greene, Omar J. Robles, Krista Stout, Tanja Suvilaakso
This plan calls on governments to prioritize actions tied to 8 key principles to ensure that all children can learn free from violence, and that girls benefit from their equal right to education.
Materials
  • General Material
December 2011

Language Access and Domestic Violence: Communicating with Limited English Proficient Individuals

This document provides recommendations for service providers for working with domestic violence survivors with limited English proficiency. Ethical and legal considerations are discussed, as well as tips for working with interpreters.
Materials
  • General Material
August 2010

Civil Rights Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons

This document contains guidance to ensure language access to LEP domestic violence survivors that are seeking to receive services from organizations receiving federal funding such as domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
Materials
  • General Material
February 2010

Innovative Strategies to Address Domestic Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities: Examining Themes, Models and Interventions

Author(s): Mimi Kim
This report sets the agenda for future project endeavors. It is an initial inquiry into the broad universe of API experiences and reflections regarding our work towards addressing domestic violence in API communities.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2010

Ensuring Language Access to Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Amanda Baran, Martha Cohen
This Chapter demonstrates that although immigrant victims can legally access services that are available to protect victims regardless of immigration status, such as sexual assault and domestic violence services, law enforcement protection, and immigration relief, many immigrant victims are unlikely to seek help due to language barriers, isolation, and lack of information about available help.