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Category Archives: Accessibility

By: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House and Maikhou Thao, Everyday Impact Consulting Hate. Anger. Frustration. Sadness. All emotions felt when reflecting on the past several months with the world mourning over the tragic and wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,  the most recent shooting in the last week of Jacob Blake, and […]

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By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. and Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often face a myriad of challenges when trying to seek safety and justice. Moreover, it is well-known that there is no “one-size-fits all” approach to providing assistance to and for survivors. Survivors from historically […]

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Register now for ¡Adelante! A virtual celebration of Latin@-led advocacy. This virtual series features amazing Latinas from the first Latinas to ever serve in the US House and US Senate to leading activists like Bamby Salcedo and Moníca Ramírez to inspirational artists like Yvette Modestin and Brown Badass Bonita’s Kim Guerra to media mavens like […]

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Bicultural and Bilingual Staff A staff that reflects the languages and cultures in your community is best positioned to provide all survivors with meaningful access to your advocacy services. Bilingual advocates can speak directly and unambiguously to survivors, determine if they are safe, inform them of services available, and assess whether survivors are getting the […]

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Written by: Patricia Celis González, Bilingual Content Coordinator for The National Latin@ Network, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Last week we published Part I of this blog, which focused on explaining different types of interpretation.  To access last week’s blog please click here­­­­­­­­­­­­.  This week we are releasing Part II, which focuses on tips […]

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Language access provision is crucial for any organization serving domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking survivors. The existence of a well developed and implemented language access plan could very well determine the difference between survivors reaching out for services or continuing to endure the abuse. While Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network has developed […]

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Post submitted by Marissa Young, Outreach and Training Coordinator at the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Resource Project (DVRP). Culturally accessible services allow survivors to feel understood, cared for and heard. Providing culturally accessible services requires more than just employing staff who speak the same language as the survivors. It also means ensuring that survivors are understood […]

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For the entire LEP In Courts Toolkit, click here. It IS the obligation of any organization, agency, or court system that receives federal funds to provide meaningful language access for individuals with limited English proficiency at no cost to the individual. It does not matter what type of court hearing (civil, criminal, or administrative matters), what step of […]

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Systems change is a process that involves responding to an instance of lack of language access (for example) and builds on that one experience to create significant change in a system or service. The following steps were outlined through an interview with Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina women located in Albuquerque, […]

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On June 15th, the National Latin@ Network will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Like all adult survivors of abuse, older adults have a complex set of circumstances shaped by culture, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status.  Latin@ older survivors may face additional barriers that require service providers to examine how they are currently delivering […]

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