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Arte Sana 2012
Year in Review

In 2012 Arte Sana passed the 11,000 cumulative mark in training and pláticas attendance, having reached 1,103 in 2012 alone with one trainer. Forty-seven percent of the persons reached in 2012 were Texas/Mexico border residents.

The new cumulative border region outreach total represents 48% of all participants in Arte Sana's bilingual training and Community Education activities.


Is the total number of persons Arte Sana has trained or presented to en español. Arte Sana in Action offers a complete list of training events since 2001.

Training infographic  
2012 Training Highlights

Arte Sana collaborated with the following coalitions to offer training workshops out of Texas:

  • Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer in Puerto Rico
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

A special gracias to the following partners that we worked with to address a wide range of sexual violence topics in Texas:

  • The Sexual Assault Services and Information (SASI) Program - Laredo
  • SafePlace - Austin
  • Migrant Health Promotion
  • Johnson County Family Crisis Center - Cleburne
  • Advocacy Center for Crime Victims & Children - Waco
  • The Crisis Center - Bay City
  • Montgomery County Women's Center - The Woodlands
  • Domestic Violence Coalition of Webb County
  • Family Crisis Center - Harlingen
  • The Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (CAVE) of the University of Texas-Pan American
  • Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 
  • Casa de Esperanza 
Spanish Language Web Conference &
Web Forum Firsts  
Arte Sana collaborated with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to offer the first national web conference on sexual violence in Spanish. The web conference addressed child sexual abuse prevention.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Arte Sana was invited to co-facilitate the first bilingual web forum offered in Spanish by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): "Responding to Latina/o Victims of Crime."
The number of victim assistance websites added in 2012 to the Existe Ayuda National Online Directory of Services in Spanish.

Arte Sana created this page in 2003 as a means to offer LEP/ELL victims a user-friendly list of centers that offer specific sexual assault victim services in Spanish.


This is a non-funded collective endeavor aimed at reducing re-victimization, so agencies are encouraged to review the programs listed for their state and sign on with whatever particular services they offer in Spanish.

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Nuestras Voces/Our Voices National
Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference
Presenter Showcase: Sonia Parras Konrad
Keynote Speaker 
Sonia Parras Sonia Parras Konrad is Co-Executive Director of ASISTA Immigrant Assistance for immigrant survivors, a nationwide program that provides immigration technical assistance to front line advocates and attorneys, and she is also in private practice at the Law Offices of Sonia Parras PLLC. Sonia is an activist, attorney, and educator on domestic violence issues and legal remedies for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Through her work Sonia strives to promote the organization and leadership of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sonia is the author of Rompiendo el Silencio (Breaking the Silence), a manual for Latino community activists organizing against domestic violence and sexual assault, published by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, and Defensa y Promoción de la Mujer Latina (Defense and Promotion of the Latina Woman) published by National Latino Alliance.
Sonia will present "From the cradle to the grave; responding to the continuum of violence against Latin@s" to illustrate how the experiences of Latina immigrant women are often impacted by the continuum of violence that is deeply rooted in structural relationships of inequality between women and men. Through the experiences of two survivors, Sonia will unravel the key for Latina immigrant survivors to start the healing path, the role that each of us plays in this important mission.

Click here to see some of the workshops that will be offered on each day of the Nuestras Voces conference.  

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Since its very first national conference Arte Sana has always supported the professional development of coalition and direct service victim advocates and promotoras through full and partial scholarships. However, the current economy means less available funds for professional training, and this has led to even more requests for scholarships.

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Gracias to all of our partners in 2012!
2012 partners  We look forward to many exciting collaborations in 2013! 
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