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MCADSV educates professionals how to provide quality, compassionate services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

All survivors of domestic or sexual violence should be able to access services and assistance–regardless of English proficiency or fluency.

 

MCADSV furthers this belief by promoting language access as a core service and best practice under our MCADSV Standards. In addition, all programs providing domestic and sexual violence services that receive federal funding are required to provide language access under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The following tools, in multiple languages, are intended to assist survivors of violence and others working to increase their safety. For more information about translated resources for those who speak languages other than English, contact MCADSV at (573) 634-4161.


 

DICTIONARIES AND GLOSSARIES

 

Cultural Orientation Resource Center Phrasebook for Refugees 

These phrasebooks were developed specifically for refugee populations. They include phrase needed for daily life in America.  Languages available:  

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian,      Chinese (Cantonese),      Czech,      Farsi,      Haitian-Creole,     Hungarian,      Hmong,      Khmer,      Lao,      Polish,     Russian,      Somali,     Spanish,      Vietnamese

 

Spanish/English Sexual Assault Glossary 

This Spanish/English sexual assault glossary from the Existe Ayuda Toolkit contains words relating to sexual assault commonly used by advocates, law enforcement and healthcare providers.

 

Spanish/English Human Trafficking Glossary

This Spanish/English human trafficking glossary from the Existe Ayuda Toolkit contains words relating to human trafficking commonly used by advocates and law enforcement.

 

Spanish Human Trafficking Terms

This list of Spanish human trafficking terms from the Existe Ayuda Toolkit contains common Spanish words that relate to human trafficking and smuggling.

 

OUTREACH MATERIALS

 

 "All Are Welcome Here" Sign

This sign, created by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, can be hung by domestic and/or sexual violence programs indicating they confidentially serve all survivors regardless of their immigration status.  The flyer can be edited to include organization specific contact information.

Burmese,     Chinese - Simplified,      Chinese - Traditional,      English,      Hmong,      Japanese,      Karen,      Malay,      Oromo,      Somali,      Spanish,      Vietnamese

 

CIVIL RIGHTS AND LANGUAGE ACCESS

 

ACLU Know Your Rights

The ACLU's Know Your Rights booklet provides effective and useful guidance in a user-friendly question- and-answer format regarding the rights of individuals living in the U.S. who come into contact with federal, state or local law enforcement. 

Arabic,      Chinese,     Creole,      English,      Farsi,      French,       Indonesian,      Korean,      Portuguese,      Somali,      Spanish,      Tagalog,      Urdu,      Vietnamese


Department of Justice National Origin Discrimination Publication

This publication from the Department of Justice (DOJ) outlines federal laws prohibiting national origin discrimination, which make it illegal to discriminate because of a person's birthplace, ancestry, culture or language. It covers employment, housing and educational rights, among other issues. There are other helpful publications on the DOJ website - click here to access the publication page.

Arabic,      Cambodian,      Chinese,      Creole,      English,      Hindi,      Hmong,      Korean,      Laotian,      Punjabi,      Russian,      Spanish,      Tagalog,    Vietnamese


Department of Justice Know Your Language Rights

This Department of Justice pamphlet contains information for individuals who are limited English proficient and their advocates regarding language access rights.

Arabic,      Cambodian,      Chinese,      Creole,      English,      Hmong,      Korean,      Russian,      Spanish,      Vietnamese

 

Language Identification Flash Card 

This U.S. Census Language Guide is designed to allow limited English proficient individuals to point to the language of their choice so an interpreter can be called.  It could be hung in entry areas or by office telephones as a way to ensure survivors know their language access needs will be met.

 

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE


Do You Have Problems at Home/Are You Safe at Home?

This brochure from the National Immigrant Women’s Project is designed for victims and their advocates. It provides a basic overview of immigrant victims’ legal rights with regard to protection orders, custody, immigration options, access to public benefits and the dynamics of domestic violence experienced by immigrant victims.

Arabic,      Chinese,      Creole,      English,      French,      Gujarati,      Hindi,      Japanese,      Korean,      Russian,      Spanish,      Tagalog,      Vietnamese

 

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence


While domestic violence has certain similarities to other forms of family violence, it has certain unique characteristics. This book describes some of the forms of abuse, the use of power and control by abusers, how domestic violence affects children, the importance of empowerment and advocacy for survivors, and fundamental issues related to the judicial system.

English and Spanish

 

Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is an intensely personal offense and a devastating psychological and/or physical attack that can leave the victim feeling a wide spectrum of emotions. This book discusses some of the forms of sexual violence, contributing sociocultural factors, the complex effects on survivors, empowerment and advocacy for survivors, and issues related to both the medical and judicial systems.

English and Spanish

 

STALKING

 

National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking

This pamphlet from the National Center for Victims of Crime contains information about stalking and what to do if you or someone you know is being stalked.

English,      Spanish

 

Visual Safety Plan

Each visual safety plan created by the National Immigrant Family Violence Institute contains pictures and words in English and another language for use with limited English proficient survivors of domestic violence

Arabic ,      Bosnian,      Burmese,      English,      French,      Nepali,      Somali,      Spanish,      Swahili,      Vietnamese

 

IMMIGRATION RELIEF

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) U T visa relief

This pamphlet adapted by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project contains easy to understand information about the forms of immigration relief available to immigrant victims of violence, including information on VAWA, U and T visa relief, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

English,      Chinese,       Korean,      Russian,      Spanish,     

 

Do You Have Problems at Home/Are You Safe at Home? 

This brochure from the National Immigrant Women’s Project is designed for victims and their advocates. It provides a basic overview of immigrant victims’ legal rights with regard to protection orders, custody, immigration options, access to public benefits and the dynamics of domestic violence experienced by immigrant victims.

Arabic,      Chinese,      Creole,      English,      French,      Gujarati,      Hindi,      Japanese,      Korean,      Russian,      Spanish,      Tagalog,      Vietnamese

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

 

Deaf Power and Control Wheel/ASL

DeafHope created this illlustrated Power and Control Wheel specifically for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened survivors of domestic violence.

 

DeafHope Videos in American Sign Language/ASL

DeafHope created these educational videos specifically for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened survivors and community members on a variety of topics including domestic violence, consent, rape culture, advocacy, etc. Each video has English subtitles, as well.

 

OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Earth Words: Abuse Information in more than 80 languages

Existe Ayuda