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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.
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January 2017

Working with Sign Language Interpreters for Events

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The Working with Sign Language Interpreters tip sheet provides information on how to find, select, and evaluate sign language interpreters for in-person events.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2016

Resource Guide for Advocates & Attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Trafficking Victims

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These guidelines focus on court interpretation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or trafficking with limited English proficiency. It is intended to inform how advocacy, interpretation, and language access can be integrated.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
November 2015

ABC's of Language Access Advocacy

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This webinar discusses language access requirements for courts, law enforcement, health care, and benefits providers and highlights best practices for language access advocacy for limited English proficient (LEP) survivors with these agencies.
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  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
September 2015

How can agencies enhance access to services for Latin@s in their community?

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Studies have found that Latin@ survivors experience more barriers in seeking services than non-Latin@s and do not seek formal or informal help as frequently. NRCDV's September 2015 TA Question of the Month addresses ways to reduce these barriers and increase access to services for Latin@ survivors.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Increasing Language Access in the Courts Toolkit

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This toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Developing a Language Access Plan for Your Agency

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This tip sheet clearly lists the steps that domestic violence programs can take to develop a language access plan for Limited English Proficiency individuals.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2015

Making Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: A Planning Tool for Advocacy Organizations

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This toolkit bridges the gap between the laws, rules, and standards of services; and the effort necessary - community assessments, program policy, staff training, etc. - to develop and implement language access services for survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP).
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  • General Material
January 2015

Culture, Language, and Access: Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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This document offers a framework for understanding and addressing the unmet needs of Deaf survivors that is rooted in a cultural and linguistic perspective.
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  • General Material
January 2015

How to Address Problems with Interpretation

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This brief guide provides advocates with advice on how to work effectively with interpreters in the context of domestic violence. It addresses problems that may arise when using an interpreter, and tips on what should be done.
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  • General Material
January 2015

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

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This report presents the findings from the 2013 survey conducted with Latina callers to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This survey indicated an increase in the percentage of Latina survivors who are afraid of seeking help because of immigration issues, as well as significant challenges regarding language access.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Pronouns & Trans People: Victim Service Providers' Fact Sheet

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This fact sheet explains how to respectfully ask someone about their pronouns, and explores some of the gender-neutral alternatives some people use.
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  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
January 2014

How can I improve my program’s outreach efforts and services to Latin@ survivors and their families?

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Because of the increasing growth of the Latin@ population in the US, more and more domestic violence programs are becoming aware of the importance of improving their outreach efforts. NRCDV's January 2014 TA Question of the Month provides helpful guidance on improving outreach efforts.