Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
When Latino male survivors of sexual violence make the decision to disclose their abuse or seek support, we want to ensure that rape crisis centers are prepared. This webinar focuses on the key considerations needed to enhance outreach efforts to Latino male survivors of sexual violence. Attendees will be equipped with strategies, messages and resources to support these outreach efforts.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:
Identify potential cultural barriers and solutions to accessing rape crisis services.
Explore outreach materials and resources that can be utilized by local rape crisis centers for messaging and campaigns.
Implement effective outreach strategies to reach Latino male survivors of sexual violence.
After more than a decade of experience working for several domestic and sexual violence centers across Texas, Emiliano joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault in 2008 and provides training and technical assistance on primary prevention of sexual violence to Rape Prevention Education (RPE) grantees around the state. In addition, Emiliano provides training and technical assistance on enhancing services to male survivors of sexual violence to individuals and organizations in Texas and around the country.
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
For a justice system to be truly just, it must be accessible to all individuals. However, survivor litigants may face challenges when courts are not responsive to their cultural identity. For survivors of gender based violence, these challenges present additional barriers towards accessing justice and obtaining fair outcomes. Recognizing and respecting individual cultural differences are important to sensitive and effective work with survivors. In addition, differences in concepts of suffering and healing can influence how individuals may experience the effects of gender based victimization and interaction with courts.
- Enhance access to justice by fostering more culturally responsive courts, court staff, and judges.
- Identify role-specific responsibilities in implementing culturally responsive practices in the courts.
- Assess culturally-specific barriers survivors may face in the criminal and civil justice systems and design strategies for overcoming those challenges.
Nida Abbasi, JD, Coordinator, Domestic Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation
Nida Abbasi, JD, Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, delivers expert assistance to courts and communities seeking to enhance their approach to domestic and sexual violence. At the Center, she has developed numerous products and presentations focused on the issues surrounding violence against women, including supervised visitation, culturally responsive practices, offender deterrence strategies, and best practices for domestic violence courts.
Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 in Texas and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis intervention, systems advocacy for victims of family and sexual violence, and LGBTQ victims of interpersonal violence. Prior to coming to the National Latin@ Network, Jose Juan was the Senior Victim Services Program Specialist for Texas Advocacy Project in Austin; Legal Advocate Program Coordinator for Friendship of Women, Inc. in Brownsville; Case Manager Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cameron and Willacy Counties; and Director of Legal Services for the Family Crisis Center, Inc. in Harlingen. Jose Juan serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Victim Services Association and allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization (originally, Austin Latina/o Lesbian and Gay Organization) and a consultant for Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. Jose Juan holds an MA in Sociology and an MS in Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice.