Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) Toolkit
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Spanish-language products, particularly the presentation for promotoras, are intended for use by experienced victim advocates, trainers, and promotoras who are fluent in Spanish. This will help ensure OVC’s goal of providing high-quality materials to target audiences by skilled professionals who are able to respond knowledgably to queries in Spanish.

We strongly discourage use of these materials by staff who are not fluent in Spanish in the interest of accurate communication to audiences. English translations of Spanish-language products are provided as a courtesy and are in keeping with our policy of ensuring greater accessibility to all published materials.

About the Toolkit

The goal of the Existe Ayuda project is to produce and disseminate replicable Spanish-language outreach materials to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence. These materials—glossaries, PowerPoint presentations, and other tools—will help facilitate the work of bilingual/bicultural staff, especially those who are just beginning Spanish-language programs.

We encourage only those who are fluent in the Spanish language to present or train in Spanish, but the Existe Ayuda outreach products may be used by non-Spanish speaking victim advocates and allied professionals. Existe Ayuda’s ultimate goals are to be a source of information for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual assault and Spanish-speaking communities, to promote awareness about sexual violence in Latina/o communities, and to assist victim advocates in helping people who speak only Spanish find aid.

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