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Hello Laura, I am an advanced Spanish speaker working but survivors but do not consider myself fluent. Do you have any ideas or resources for gaining fluency in particular around advocacy around sexual ass...
Noelle
07/22/2015
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Laura E. Zarate
07/23/2015
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Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics with your colleagues on ...
OVCRC
07/22/2015
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Victims with intellectual and other developmental disabilities sometimes have difficulty "typically" communicating. What programs/resources exist to help train the many professionals who will wo...
Jean Solis
07/22/2015
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Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Although we have bilingual police officers and one that knows sign language, what other recommendation can you offer beside using a child? Thank You
Carmen Mendez
07/22/2015
arrow icon I am grateful for the responses, reminders, and recommendati...
Carmen Mendez
07/23/2015
arrow icon Carmen - I completely agree with Mary regarding *never* usin...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
arrow icon Hi Carmen! It's great if Officers have some ASL, but even if...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Special approaches for dealing with victims of domestic violence?
Steve Baron
07/22/2015
arrow icon Steve, I have found the incorporation of the arts and popula...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
arrow icon Hi Steve! Can you let Laura and me know which community/comm...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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How do I as a victim advocate gain credibility in a community made up of different culture or race? Sometimes,in crisis siturations, this needs to happen quickly.
Betsy
07/22/2015
arrow icon Great question Betsy - agency visibility is key! So many co...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
arrow icon To Mary’s point re. “those from other countries - Mexico, as...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
arrow icon I believe that Laura will have some tips, too, but this does...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Is there a law requiring translated (either by a court representative or in writing) court documents for people receiving Protective Orders? Or is there a way to train staff at supervised visitation cente...
Maya Rivarola
07/22/2015
arrow icon Is this issue not covered under the People With Disability A...
Inger Bjerknes
08/05/2015
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Laura E. Zarate
07/23/2015
arrow icon HI! this is a tough one, but many deaf people have limited E...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Are there any standards for Law Enforcement in the use of interpreters? Families of crime victims are being used as interpreters. It impacts the investigation since it can create inconsistencies in declara...
Katryn Duarte
07/22/2015
arrow icon Unfortunately the same level of enforced standards does not ...
Laura E. Zarate
07/23/2015
arrow icon Hi Katryn: excellent question and it comes up often. Yes - L...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Why is it important for Victim Assistance Programs to implement protocol for obtaining qualified interpreters for deaf victims?
Timothy
07/22/2015
arrow icon A great place to start is to read Title II of the ADA Commun...
M Sullivan
07/22/2015
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Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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When we talk about Title IX, Clery Act, Campus Save act how are we addressing language access in the conversations? I recently participated in a case where the Campus Investigator asked a victim to transla...
Katryn Duarte
07/22/2015
arrow icon Ok - Mary here, and I think this may be one for Laura, as sp...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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What can we do to prepare volunteers to respond to the unique needs of Latin@ victims?
Emiliano
07/22/2015
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Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
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How can you work together with other service providers who are racist or not culturally sensitive and cannot see/check their own bias?
C. Stevens
07/22/2015
arrow icon Carmen - here is part 2 of my response with online resources...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
arrow icon Part II. Those who discriminate or are racist never apprecia...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
arrow icon Dear Carmen, rather than advocates of color needing to learn...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
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Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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How effective are translated resources compared to resources specifically made for a community? Is it important to have resources that are created for specific communities in their language and why?
Joanne Alvorez
07/22/2015
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Cin JuarezChoza
07/22/2015
arrow icon You can access a position statement created in 2004 by ALAS ...
Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
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Laura Zarate
07/22/2015
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We fund the rape crisis centers across our state, and require them all to maintain TTY lines. We know this is an antiquated method of communication, and no RCC has had a TTY call from a survivor in the pas...
Janice Mirabass
07/22/2015
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Mary E Wambach
07/23/2015
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Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
arrow icon Hi, and sorry for the delay - technical issues! Most deaf pe...
Mary E Wambach
07/22/2015
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Cin JuarezChoza
07/22/2015
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Mary E. Wambach and Laura Zarate to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Addressing Communica...
OVCRC
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