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The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
total results: 107  | date published date added a-z

Special Collection

Special Collection
October 2018

Responding to the Needs of Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Author(s):
This special collection explores the complex experiences of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and includes resources to support their path to safety and justice. Resources are also included to help service providers respond effectively and appropriately. The collection highlights the importance of using a strengths-based approach, recognizing the courage, strength, resilience, and perseverance of immigrants who have sought to establish a new life for themselves and their children in the United States.
Special Collection
February 2014

Domestic Violence in Latin@ Communities

Author(s):
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.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
  • Training Tools
May 2021

WEBINAR: Strengthening our Evidence Toolkit - Fortaleciendo Nuestra Caja de Herramientas de Evidencia en la Practica

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Research and evaluation can be powerful tools for community-based programs in the gender-based violence (GBV) field. However, these tools also have a history of being used to harm marginalized communities, overburden GBV staff and organizations, and reproduce systemic inequities. This webinar explores key strategies to conduct research and evaluation in ways that avoid replicating harms and instead center survivors and advance social justice.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2020

Training Materials: Law Enforcement

Publisher(s):
This webpage from the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project features a variety of resources that may be helpful for law enforcement officials. Resources include information on working with limited English proficient victims, as well as forms of immigration relief such as U and T visas and VAWA self-petitions.
Materials
  • General Material
October 2019

Language Access Materials for Police and Prosecutors

Publisher(s):
This webpage provides links to many resources and tools for police and prosecutors to improve meaningful language access for victims with limited English proficiency.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2019

Strategies for Supporting Bicultural and Bilingual Staff

Publisher(s):
It is important to provide meaningful access to services for all survivors, including taking steps to ensure access for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). This Technical Assistance Bulletin offers strategies for supporting bicultural and bilingual staff. 
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2018

Disability Language Style Guide

Publisher(s):
This style guide, developed by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University, is intended to help journalists and other communicators to report on issues affecting people with disabilities. It covers almost 200 words and terms commonly used when referring to disability, most of which are not covered in the Associated Press style guide.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
October 2017

Impact of Language Access and the Requirements of Title VI on Law Enforcement

Author(s): Publisher(s):
Failure to utilize qualified interpreters increases risk to officer and community safety, jeopardizes criminal investigations and prosecutions, and can result in the loss of federal funding. This webinar addresses the widespread problem of police failure to access qualified interpreters and the problems associated with using unqualified interpreters.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
June 2017

Let’s Talk about How We Talk…

Author(s): Publisher(s):
In NRCDV's June 2017 TA Question of the month, NSVRC prevention specialist Mo Lewis offers guidance on how to confront problematic language.
Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
May 2017

How do you talk about sexual violence without offending community members or devaluing their culture?

Author(s): Publisher(s):
In NRCDV's May 2017 TA Question of the month, NSVRC language access coordinator Jirau-Torres shares advice and helpful resources for developing responsive, culturally-specific sexual violence prevention strategies.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
May 2017

Questions to Use for Crime Scene Identification of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Victim

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This document features sample introductory questions that an officer can ask when meeting a person with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). They are based on scenarios that an officer will likely encounter during his or her patrol.