Language Access for Advocates

Provided by: Vera Center on Victimization + Safety

Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

This webinar will discuss lessons learned and experiences from the field around ensuring meaningful and effective communication with all survivors, with a special focus on situations that involve multiple language needs, languages of limited diffusion and scarce resources. We will explore the legal and ethical mandates for language access, strategies for language advocacy both within and outside one's organization, and we will offer a multilayered approach to language accessibility that involves developing a relationship with an interpreting agency, utilizing bilingual staff, and developing meaningful community partnerships.