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For Promotoras

Principal Author of This Section: Laura Zárate
La violencia sexual en la comunidad latina: una plática entre mujeres (Sexual Violence in the Hispanic Community: A Conversation Between Women)

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. The community audience may include—

  • Women’s groups.
  • Parent groups.
  • Early childcare workers.
  • Faith-based groups.
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) classes.

The Promotoras presentation is intended for use by experienced victim advocates, trainers, and community health workers (promotoras) who are fluent in Spanish. This will help ensure OVC’s goal of providing high-quality materials to target audiences by skilled professionals who are able to respond knowledgably to queries in Spanish.

We strongly discourage use of these materials by staff who are not fluent in Spanish in the interest of accurate communication to audiences. The English translation is provided as a courtesy and is in keeping with our policy of ensuring greater accessibility to all published materials.

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