Serving Latin@ Survivors, Leadership and Community Engagement – 3-Part Webinar Series – June – August 2020

The Rural Outreach Alliance Presents a 3-Part Webinar Series – June – August 2020

Audience: Victim advocates, law enforcement, attorneys, prosecutors, victim witness coordinators, corrections, SAFEs/SANEs, medical professionals, mental health professionals, BIP providers, and other victim service professionals

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In collaboration with the National Latina Network, a project of Casa de Esperanza, KCSDV presents a 3-Part Series: Serving Latin@ Survivors, Leadership and Community Engagement.

Part 1

Thursday, June 11, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST

Understanding Latin@ Realities: Promoting a Human Rights Framework to End Violence in Latin@ Communities

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This webinar will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the dynamics of cultural responsiveness, how it applies to the work of victim service providers and more specifically how it affects Latin@ survivors and their families. We will review the complex challenges and ever-changing barriers Latin@ immigrants face in the US, especially those who are victims of gender-based violence. We will provide attendees with a framework as well as concrete strategies to change their approach when working with Latin@ survivors and their families.


  • Understand why culture matters when supporting Latin@ survivors of violence
  • Recognize the systemic challenges and direct barriers experienced by Latin@ immigrant survivors
  • Employ a human rights framework, based on the realities of Latin@s in the US, to provide trauma informed and survivor centered services


Part 2

Thursday, July 9, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST

Organizational Capacity and Assessment: Ensuring that Organizations are Ready to Support Latin@ survivors and their families

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This webinar will provide attendees with an understanding of the philosophical framework necessary to provide culturally responsive services to Latin@s. We will provide information about what are truly meaningful collaborations between culturally specific programs and systems based or mainstream programs. Attendees will learn the legal standards of compliance to provide linguistically appropriate services, and the importance of providing such services. They will also gain knowledge on how to make these services more sustainable.


  • Understand the human rights framework that should guide work with survivors of violence
  • Learn about meaningful collaborations and the impact it has in both, culturally specific and mainstream organizations
  • Identify the legal obligations organizations have regarding meaningful language access and effective communication with survivors


Part 3

Thursday, August 13, 2020
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST

Latin@ Leadership and Community Engagement

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After attending this webinar, attendees will better understand the framework of meaningful collaborations in order to better serve Latin@ survivors of gender-based violence and their families. We will provide information on how to conduct outreach and engagement within Latin@ communities in an ethical way. We will also discuss how to build relationships with allies and community partners in a fair and equitable so that both organizations and Latin@ survivors are incorporated in an inclusive and meaningful way.


  • Understand the principles of community engagement in the Latin@ community organizations
  • Learn about policies and practices to document your relationships with community partners
  • Identify organizations with whom you could develop meaningful collaborations with and how to go about solidifying those relationships.


Olivia Garcia, PhD
Leo Martinez
National Latina Network a project of Casa de Esperanza

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Aquia Pusch or 785-232-9784

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This project was supported by Grant #2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Total Training Hours per session: 1.5


  •  June 11, 2020 - August 13, 2020
     1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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