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Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) Toolkit The Toolkit covers these areas: need for materials in Spanish, challenges, project background, about the community, terminology and symbols, toolkit products, acknowledgments, and references. For additional information please visit OVC - ExisteAyuda and Arte Sana.

Glossaries

Sexual Assault Glossary (Bilingual)
Purpose: Promote uniform Spanish translations of printed and online outreach content.
User Audience: Bilingual victim advocates.
Participant Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner primary and secondary survivors.

Human Trafficking Glossary (Bilingual)
Purpose: Offer internationally recognized Spanish language translations of human trafficking terms.
User Audience: Those who work in victim services and human trafficking; Spanish-speaking communities and allies.
Participant Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner primary and secondary survivors.

Presentations

For Promotoras: La violencia sexual en la comunidad latina: una plática entre mujeres (Sexual Violence in the Hispanic Community: A Conversation Between Women) (Spanish)
Purpose: Offers an overview of sexual violence and victim/survivor needs and promotes greater awareness among Spanish-speaking populations of sexual violence and existing services.
User Audience: Promotoras or community health workers (CHWs) and bilingual/bicultural victim advocates who are fluent in Spanish.
Participant Audience: Spanish-speaking community members who participate in presentations offered by victim advocates and promotoras or CHWs.

For Victim Advocates: Latinas and Sexual Violence (English)
Purpose: Addresses cultural and linguistic considerations for improving outreach into Latina/o communities with a special focus on Latinas and promotes greater awareness of the barriers to services that Latina victims face and tools for removing those barriers.
User Audience: Victim advocates and allied professionals who address victim service access issues for diverse communities of sexual assault survivors.
Participant Audience: Directors, program managers, victim advocates, and allied professionals who are attending inservice training events.

Tools

Pocket Card on Victim’s Rights (Spanish)
Purpose: Promote awareness of sexual assault victims’ rights; including the right to services regardless of race, economic status, language preference, or residency status.
User Audience: Bilingual victim advocates; promotoras or community health workers (CHWs).
Participant Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner primary and secondary survivors; community groups.

Handout on Sexual Harassment (Spanish)
Purpose: Promote awareness among Spanish-speaking populations of sexual harassment and victims’ rights. The handout defines sexual harassment and lists steps for addressing and reporting it.
User Audience: Bilingual victim advocates; promotoras or community health workers (CHW).
Participant Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner primary and secondary survivors; community groups.

Fact Sheet: Latinas and Sexual Violence (English)
Purpose: Promote greater awareness of issues affecting Latina victims of sexual assault. Provided in English only.
User Audience: Victim advocates; allied professionals.
Participant Audience: Victim advocate inservice training or workshop attendees.

Fact Sheet: Atención mujeres... existe ayuda (Attention Women... Help Exists) (Spanish)
Purpose: Promote greater awareness of sexual assault within English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner communities.
User Audience: Bilingual victim advocates; promotoras or community health workers (CHW).
Participant Audience: Spanish-speaking community members; allied professionals who participate in presentations offered by bilingual victim advocates; promotoras or CHWs.

PSA Script: Acoso sexual en el trabajo (Sexual Harassment at Work) (Spanish)
Purpose: Promote greater awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace and of intimate partner sexual violence; define sexual harassment; address some of its impact; describe victims’ rights.
User Audience: Local victim service agencies to use during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaigns and as teaching aids throughout the year.
Participant Audience: Spanish-language radio stations; community members; bilingual training workshop attendees.

PSA Script: La violación entre pareja (Intimate Partner Rape) (Spanish)
Purpose: Promote greater awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace and of intimate partner sexual violence; define intimate partner sexual violence; address cultural assumptions; explain victims’ rights.
User Audience: Local victim service agencies to use during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaigns and as teaching aids throughout the year.
Participant Audience: Spanish-language radio stations; community members; bilingual training workshop attendees.

Answering Machine Scripts for Rape Crisis Centers and State Sexual Assault Coalitions (Spanish)
Purpose: Provide non-Spanish speaking staff with a communication tool they may use to offer potential Spanish-speaking monolingual callers the necessary information to access help.
User Audience: State sexual assault coalitions; local rape crisis centers.
Participant Audience: Spanish-speaking or Limited English Proficient (LEP) primary or secondary survivors who may call for information and assistance.