Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinar Series
This three-part webinar series will engage participants in institutional-wide evaluation and self-reflection related to understanding what it means to provide meaningful language access; to explore the concepts of language as cultural identity; language justice, within the context of a culturally responsive approach to service provision; and to collaborate with technical assistance providers to develop an effective language access plan that meets organizational needs.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
Session III of the series will engage participants in a process of critical thinking and planning that will support organizations/agencies in developing an effective language access plan. In order to carry out effective safety planning and provide critical information to assist ALL survivors in making informed choices, it is imperative to ensure meaningful access to services and available options for survivors with limited English proficiency. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all organizations that receive federal funding must take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Join us as we discuss concrete steps for developing an effective language access plan.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Identify the information needed to develop and implement a comprehensive language access plan.
- Examine the tools and resources available to support the development of an effective language access plan.
Lumarie Orozco, M.A., is a community psychologist and project manager for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Lumarie’s areas of expertise and interest include the development and implementation of culturally responsive interventions that support the health and well-being of Latin@ communities, ensuring meaningful language access for limited English proficient individuals, supporting non-culturally specific organizations in developing a culturally responsive service response through a process of organizational assessment and development, community engagement and leadership development, and Latin@ youth development and advocacy. Lumarie works with nationally recognized colleagues and other national technical assistance providers to inform the practices of the country’s most innovative, community based and dynamic non-profit organizations to achieve dramatic social change in the fields of dating and domestic violence, and sexual assault. Currently, Lumarie provides training and strategic technical assistance services to the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHPI), which seeks to enhance the response to victims of domestic violence at high risk for lethality. Previously, Lumarie managed Casa de Esperanza’s community engagement initiatives including Fuerza Unida (community engagement, leadership development) and Youth Initiatives (leadership, peer education and advocacy). Lumarie is a 2011 Practitioner Fellow with the National Institute on Out of School Time, and a 2012 Practitioner Fellow with the Robert Bowne Foundation National Writing Project.