On May 25, 2011 a new resource that was created by a project headed by Arte Sana had its debut at the Sixth National SANE/SART Training Conference. The Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) Toolkit with its 12 products are now available for all who wish to eliminate access barriers for Spanish-speaking victims/survivors of sexual violence.
As the U.S. Spanish-speaking population continues to grow, so does the need for outreach materials in Spanish. Without linguistically appropriate information regarding sexual violence and victims' rights and services, those who are not proficient in English may remain silent and invisible victims.
Enter the Existe Ayuda Toolkit, where you'll find replicable Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence.
Glossaries: Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking.
Presentations: PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates.
Tools: Victims' rights pocket card, sexual harassment handout, fact sheets on sexual assault, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
The Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) project was funded through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. All of the products are available for downloading or ordering on the OVC website.
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We at Arte Sana are extremely proud of these products that were created with the participation of over 641 Latina victim advocates and promotoras from 25 states at various stages of the Existe Ayuda project.
Project Background 2006 - 2010