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October 1998

Overcoming Cultural Barriers in Working with Immigrant Battered Women

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This document suggests service providers to become familiar with the laws that affect immigrant women, to develop multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff and develop contacts with people from diverse cultures in their communities.
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January 1988

Two Views of Deafness

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This chart compares two contrasting views of deafness: 1) as pathology and 2) as a difference. It provides helpful explanations of what a person might think or how they may behave.
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January 0004

Deaf Culture: NETAC Teacher Tipsheet

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This brief factsheet describes common terms used within Deaf community, details shared values in contrast with mainstream U.S. hearing culture, and offers guidelines for communication.
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Realities for Immigrant Populations: How they Experience the System

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"Although the number of applications for VAWA status has increased, winning a VAWA self-petition is only the first step in achieving safety and independence. To gain lawful permanent residence, applicants must overcome additional legal barriers. The complicated phases of applying for immigration status coupled with the passage of VAWA 2000 have created new questions and the need for greater expertise."
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The Facts on Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

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This fact sheet offers some statistics about immigration and domestic violence, and describes some of the financial, cultural, and linguistic barriers that may deter immigrant women from seeking services.
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Visual Safety Plan

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This visual safety plan was designed for people with limited English proficiency or literacy. It outlines documents and other items to take if/when a survivor flees an abusive relationship, describes safety planning at home, and suggests preparations around documentation.
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Myths about Deaf People (and the truth)

A Deaf blogger confronts common myths encountered by Deaf people in everyday life.
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Identifying Whether an Interpreter is Needed and Tips for Working with an Interpreter

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This tip sheet presents information on how to determine if a client needs an interpreter and provides tips on working with interpreters to communicate effectively with clients. It also provides guidelines on assessing the interpreter's knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility and on assessing the interpreter's skill to interpret the information accurately.
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ASL: A Paradigm Shift

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This website explores cultural aspects and the history of ASL from a personal experience and perspective.
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ASL Immersion: Deaf Culture Membership

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This web page depicts and explains another way of looking at the deaf/Deaf worlds that includes four levels: deaf people in isolation, the Deaf community, Deaf culture, and the Deaf Ethnicity.
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Ensuring Access to Services for Survivors with Limited English Proficiency: Frequently Asked Questions

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This is a compilation of answers to frequently asked questions regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which requires all programs that receive federal funds to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to individuals with Limited English Proficiency.
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Bill of Rights for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

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Bills of Rights for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children have been proposed and enacted in a number of states. This resource provides principles, language, and guidance for developing such a document. State-specific legislation is included.