One thing that we have learned as an organization that works to engage Latin@ community members to end domestic violence is that HOW you approach the work matters just as much as what you do. Community engagement requires building trust, relationships and credibility as a relevant and effective resource for the community. Organizations must approach engagement from the perspective of partnership, recognizing that community members bring strength, wisdom and resources to the table. Demonstrating cultural awareness and a willingness to listen to community and respond accordingly are also key elements to successful community engagement strategies. This section explores some key cultural considerations for engaging Latin@ communities and provides practical examples of how cultural values can be integrated into your work.
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