- Arte Sana Launches
Capacitadoras en Acción
(Trainers in Action)*
This project addresses the personal safety needs of Spanish-speaking immigrant Latinas
from some of the poorest communities along the Texas/Mexico border. The project’s aim is for Latino border communities to
become active participants and partners in promoting safety and awareness on gender-based violence issues.
This project primarily serves the Texas-Mexico border.
- Capacitadoras en Acción (Trainers in Action)
provides training to adult Latinas, promotoras, as well as other social service professionals, so that they may share
information about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and local victim service programs within Latino communities.
The “Acción” or "Action" part of Capacitadoras en Acción (Trainers in Action) focuses on enabling real
change by training those who will be able to make a difference.
Arte Sana commits to customize the training agenda and the schedule
in accordance with agency specifications in order to meet their needs, and thus reach the training objectives of the
project by raising awareness of the identified topics in the various border regions.
Arte Sana has presented at state,
national, and international conferences and training events organized by: the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, the Texas
Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, as well as sexual assault coaltions from Connecticut, Washington, Mississippi, and Iowa. Arte
Sana has also presented at the CDC National Sexual Violence Prevention Conference, the Color of Violence II Conference, the First
National SART Training Conference, Casa Amiga in Juárez, and Alternativas Pacificas in Monterrey, Mexico.
Arte Sana will offer a series
of trainings along the Texas/Mexico border in collaboration with agency collaborators that will be identified throughout the project.
Customized training schedules will be offered to meet each agency’s need.
Who can participate
Promotoras; rape crisis center advocates; domestic violence
shelter advocates; social service outreach workers; substance abuse professionals; law enforcement; youth outreach workers; health care
providers; curanderas; anyone who offers services to colonia residents.
Click here for a list of available training topics.
"Victim Advocacy Sin Fronteras:
A Statewide Border Training Institute on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence"