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Developing a Language Access Plan for Your Agency

This tip sheet clearly lists the steps that shelters can take to develop a language access plan for Limited English Proficiency persons.
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Realities for Immigrant Populations: How they Experience the System

Author(s): Gail Pendleton, Ellen Kemp
"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

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

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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Identifying Whether an Interpreter is Needed and Tips for Working with an Interpreter

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

This website explores cultural aspects and the history of ASL from a personal experience and perspective.
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Seeing at the Speed of Sound

Author(s): Rachel Kolb
Rachel Kolb, the first deaf Rhodes Scholar, describes the frustrations and humor embodied in the process of lipreading.