The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

This presentation, from the NSVRC 2010 Just Rural! Conference for OVW Rural Grantees, addresses a variety of topics, including Latin@ culture, family roles and structure, community characteristics and a glossary.

This article from Arte Sana lists issues Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members should consider in their work and underscores the relationship between culture and trauma response. The article also addresses the importance of bilingual advocates or at minimum, appropriate language interpretation.
Suggestions for Upgrading the Cultural Competency Skills of Sexual Assault Response Teams

This resource is a collective product of many years of experience and observation by Latina victim advocates in the anti-rape movement and addresses the importance of the role that Latina victim advocates have in this movement.
The Anti-Rape Movement without Latinas?

This Special Edition of the WOCN Update (Issue #95) features the collective voices of women of color and of allies in response to "A Call to Response: Rally to Support the Endangered Woman of  Color Advocate" that was issued on April 13, 2007 by the Women of Color Network.
 
National Response to the Call from WOCN: Collective Voices on the Endangered Woman of Color Advocate

This position statement by the Alianza Latina en Contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), (Latina Alliance Against Sexual Aggression) defines the challenges faced by Latina survivors and advocates and presents recommendations for eliminating barriers.
 
Eliminating Barriers to Services for Latina survivors of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

This article from Arte Sana lists issues Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members should consider in their work and underscores the relationship between culture and trauma response. The article also addresses the importance of bilingual advocates or at minimum, appropriate language interpretation.
Suggestions for Upgrading the Cultural Competency Skills of Sexual Assault Response Teams

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