• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Building Comprehensive Solutions
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Enhancing services for immigrant women

Improving cultural understanding and sensitivity to the unique needs of domestic violence survivors is critical in making services accessible to them. This includes offering services with cultural humility, community outreach, and offering services in different languages and in culturally appropriate ways. It is also vital that we recognize and understand cultures in a positive manner and not just as a barrier. The documents included in this section provide guidance on responding to immigrant women with cultural competency.

"Knowledge about the socio-economic, cultural, and political contexts within which immigrant women experience domestic violence is central to providing culturally competent services" (NRCDV, 2013).

Community Outreach

"Victim service agencies play a key role in activating internal community resources, building community awareness, and educating informal networks, thus providing a pathway for information to reach battered immigrant women" (Ingram, 2007).

Language Access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Survivors

LEP.jpgThe Interpretation Technical Assistance & Resource Center (ITARC) offers training and technical assistance to advocates, interpreters, and social and legal services providers on: federal and state laws and policies on language access in civil and criminal courts, meeting the needs of culturally diverse victims/survivors with limited English proficiency, improving language access policies and practices in organizations and systems, roles and responsibilities of advocates and systems personnel at various points of contact, model programs and practices for interpretation services, training and qualifying standards for court interpretation, and finding and working with interpreters.