Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinar Series -- Part I: Understanding Culture and Language: A Foundation for Providing Culturally Responsive Services

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Webinar
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Provided by: National Latin@ Network
Date: September 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

Session I of the series will engage participants in learning to recognize and respect individual cultural differences regarding language and communication as important to working in a sensitive and effective manner with survivors with limited English proficiency. Language is a way of communicating thoughts and feelings. It can also constitute a means of asserting one's identity, rights and safety. Survivors of diverse communities may face challenges when systems of help do not acknowledge language as a cultural identity.  Ensuring meaningful access to limited English proficient (LEP) survivors of domestic and sexual violence means recognizing how gender bias and cultural identity may prevent access to services.  This webinar will examine the challenges LEP survivors encounter while seeking to access services because of limited culturally and linguistically responsive systems of help.