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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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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.
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January 2011

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

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

Author(s): Leslye E. Orloff, Rachael Little
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

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

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

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.
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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.
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January 2010

Battered Mothers Involved with Child Protective Services: Learning from Immigrant, Refugee, and Indigenous Womens Experiences

Author(s): V. Pualani Enos
This report presents voices of immigrant, refugee, and indigenous women survivors on their experiences with the Child Protective Services. The report aims to inform and enhance the child protective services system.
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January 2010

Whats in a Word? A Guide to Understanding Interpreting and Translation in Health Care

This guide explains the difference between interpretation and translation, and provides standards of practice and methods and modes of interpreting and translating.
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September 2009

Reframing: From Hearing Loss to Deaf Gain

Author(s): H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Joseph M. Murray
This article introduces the concept of Deaf gain, reframing deaf people as a group with sensory and cognitive diversity rather than a group lacking hearing.
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August 2009

Resource Guide for Advocates & Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence Victims

Author(s): Firoza Chic Dabby, Cannon Han
These guidelines focus on court interpretation for domestic and sexual violence victims with limited English proficiency. It is intended to inform how advocacy, interpretation, and language access can be integrated.