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January 2013

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

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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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January 2013

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

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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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March 2012

Etiquette for ASL Students and Signers

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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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December 2011

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

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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.
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November 2011

Domestic Violence Materials in Asian & Pacific Islander Languages

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The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence assembled this compilation of over 500 resources on domestic violence translated into 32 Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
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January 2011

An Ally's Guide to Terminology: Talking About LGBT People & Equality

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An overview of essential vocabulary for allies wishing to talk about LGBT people and equality, providing explanations about certain terms that have historically been used against gay and transgender people and showing how allies can use respectful language in different contexts.
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January 2011

Somewhere to Turn: Making Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Battered Immigrant Women - A 'How To' Manual For Battered Women's Advocates and Service Providers

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This manual addresses: the dynamics of domestic violence in immigrant families; ways to create agency-wide cultural competency training programs; multicultural approaches to shelter protocol development; recruiting and hiring multicultural staff; foreign language needs and helpful interviewing techniques for client intake sessions and meetings; ways to do outreach and collaboration with immigrant communities; and, descriptions of model programs.
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January 2011

Abuse in the Deaf Community

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This page provides information about abuse in the Deaf community, including information on the unique circumstances faced by victims and common Deaf-specific tactics used by abusive partners.
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August 2010

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

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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.
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February 2010

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

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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.
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January 2010

Gender Neutral Pronouns Chart

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This chart outlines eight traditional and gender neutral pronouns and provides conjugation and pronunciation information.
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January 2010

Ensuring Language Access to Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault

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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.