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Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) Toolkit
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As the U.S. Spanish-speaking population continues to grow, so does the need for outreach materials in Spanish. Sexual violence continues to be a taboo topic among many communities. 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.

If you’d like some background on the Existe Ayuda project before you start, including information about challenges faced by providers, the U.S. Spanish-speaking population, and terminology, see About the Toolkit. Otherwise, go directly to—

  • Glossaries for Spanish terms related to sexual assault and trafficking.
  • Presentations for PowerPoint slides used in presentations to promotoras (community health workers) and victim advocates.
  • Tools for a victims’ rights pocket card, sexual harassment handout, fact sheets on sexual assault, and scripts for public service announcements and outgoing answering machine messages.
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