WEBINAR SERIES: Language Access 3-Part Webinar Series – July – September 2020

Language Access 3-Part Webinar Series

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff

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Culture and language are crucial components for any agency’s effort seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DV/SA). This set of webinars will allow agencies to build their capacity and improve their response to culturally specific, underserved, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/d/HoH) communities and those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), highlighting aspects and adaptations needed to implement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part 1
Monday, July 6, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
Making Your Work More Culturally Responsive

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This webinar is designed to help increase and strengthen agencies and advocates’ cultural responsiveness when serving culturally specific and underserved communities, and those with LEP. We will address the range of barriers survivors from these communities experience when trying to access life-saving and healing services, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide information and resources that will support agencies and advocates in assisting survivors and ensuring meaningful access to their services.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Carry out strategies to engage respectfully and learn from culturally specific, underserved communities and people with LEP that they serve, including with agency staff with LEP and/or from those communities.
  • Adapt services to meet the specific needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic for both DV/SA survivors and your own employees;
  • Implement procedures to create linguistically inclusive spaces.
  • Adjust their organizational and project budgets to reflect expenses associated with cultural responsiveness.

Part 2
Monday, August 10, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
Planning for Language Access: Expanding Services to Survivors with Limited English Proficiency and Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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This webinar is designed to help participants connect with the experience of survivors with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and from Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/d/HoH) communities as they try to access basic DV/SA services (legal, advocacy, shelters, etc.). We will address obstacles and challenges these survivors currently face when attempting to access services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide tools and resources to ensure survivors with LEP and D/Hoh can access lifesaving and healing services.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the significance of language in their work.
  • Identify culturally responsive and ethical considerations when serving survivors with LEP and D/Hoh.
  • Recognize survivors’ language rights and agencies’ obligations to provide meaningful access under federal and state law.
  • Develop strategies to build language inclusive services that help improve the experience of survivors with LEP and D/Hoh when seeking help.

Part 3
Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
Working Effectively with Interpreters and Translators

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Culture and language are crucial components for any agency’s effort seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DV/SA). This set of webinars will allow agencies to build their capacity and improve their response to culturally specific, underserved, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/d/HoH) communities and those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), highlighting aspects and adaptations needed to implement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar is designed for service providers to learn how to ensure meaningful access when serving and engaging survivors with LEP through in-person or remote interpreters.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the client’s language.
  • Assess if interpreters are adequately qualified.
  • Optimize communication with survivors with LEP utilizing a healing-centered approach.

 

Presenters:
Ana Paula Noguez Mercado, LL.M.
Interpretation Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence


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

Questions:
Aquia Pusch
apusch@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

 


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: 1.5 per Webinar


 

  • July 6, 2020 - September 14, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration is at an external URL for this event.