Alianza has four major
areas of work:
and Technical Assistance
Alianzas offers training forums that help Latino/a service providers
and advocates upgrade their knowledge and skills; develop and disseminate
culturally and linguistically competent resource materials and curricula;
and will develop and make available a database of culturally competent
domestic violence professionals in various domestic violence areas and
in various regions of the country who are willing to serve as consultants.
The National Compadres Network, based in Los Angeles, California subcontracts
with Alianza to conduct training and technical assistance activities.
Education and Development
Alianzas is in the process of conducting a national campaign with
culturally relevant prevention and intervention messages that will reach
and engage multiple sectors of the community in preventing and helping
to end domestic violence. Alianza will work with Latino/a organizations
in targeted communities, during and following the campaign, to help develop
their capacity to increase awareness and conduct prevention/intervention
outreach among their individual constituents.
Alianzas promotes culturally competent research that informs policies
and helps develop culturally competent strategies and programs; periodically
updates the annoted bibliography available on this website; keeps a database
with relevant literature on policy, practice and research, from the United
States and Latin America; help to develop more Latino/a researchers; and
assist community based organizations and college students to turn their
ideas into workable research proposals. Alianzas research center,
El Centro, exists in collaboration with Georgia State University (GSU)
in Atlanta, GA.
Alianzas advocates for and helps to formulate policies that will
prevent and help end domestic violence in Latino communities; monitor
and disseminate information about the impact of domestic violence policies
and legislation; engage Latino communities (including individuals, families
and community-based organizations), in advocating to end and prevent domestic
violence; and advocate for the allocation of adequate resources to help
prevent and end domestic violence in Latino communities.