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Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness to Latin@ Survivors of Family and Sexual
September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm| Free
FREE Training: Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness to Latin@ Survivors of Family and Sexual
Registration is now open for this training, to be held at the Varina Public Library in Henrico Virginia on November 1st, 2019
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free training will focus on domestic and sexual violence for Spanish-speaking survivors.
Presenters and panelist will include representatives from Casa de Esperanza, Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center,
VCU SETI Program (Spanish English Translation Interpretation Certificate), as well as other experts in this field.
This training will be conducted in English, however, interpretation to Spanish can be provided upon request.
Lunch will be provided
Session 1 Understanding Latin@ Realities: Promoting a Human Rights Framework to End Violence in Latin@ Communities
Description: Survivors of diverse communities may face challenges when systems of help are not responsive to their cultural identity. For Latin@ survivors of gender based violence, these challenges present additional barriers towards accessing services and obtaining fair outcomes. Recognizing and respecting individual cultural differences are important to sensitive and effective work with survivors. In addition, differences in concepts of suffering and healing can influence how individuals may experience the effects of gender based victimization and interaction with systems of help.
· Assess culturally-specific barriers survivors may face and identify strategies for overcoming those challenges.
· Enhance access to services by fostering more culturally responsive systems of advocacy, criminal justice professionals and social services.
· Identify role-specific responsibilities in implementing culturally responsive practices in the various systems of help.
Session 2 Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Description: Ensuring meaningful access to limited English proficient (LEP) survivors of domestic and sexual violence is recognizing how gender bias and cultural identity may prevent access to services. Survivors of diverse communities may face challenges when systems of help are not responsive to their cultural identity. Recognizing and respecting individual cultural differences are important to sensitive and effective work with survivors. This workshop will explore the importance of understanding federal guidelines that enhance access to LEP survivors and developing a language access plan using an intersectional approach.
Create awareness around improving accessibility of services for survivors with LEP.
Support you in better understanding and advocating for language access to services.
Provide the tools and resources to support programs in developing an effective Language Access Plan.
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