Training and Resources
In an environment that is increasingly hostile to immigrants and their families, it is an ongoing challenge to build awareness among providers and to offer appropriate training so that doors will remain open and referrals effective. While it is urgent that immigrants and victims be informed of their rights and available resources, it is unethical to send them to services that will put them in harm’s way. Victim and legal services are central to training efforts.
|Training of all the key sectors depicted in the model is essential for effective coordinated response and requires involvement of representatives from each discipline in identifying training needs, strategies, and formats, and ensuring global training and re-training.|
Public Awareness and Training Video: "With Liberty and Justice For All"
The Pima County BIWP Task Force created a training and public awareness video in 2010. This video was produced as a training tool for task force members, organizations and agencies responding to immigrant victims of violence, and to enhance awareness of the legal immigration protections afforded to them under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Training Handouts and Fact Sheets
Serving Immigrant Victims
- Access to Domestic Violence Services for Immigrant Survivors (PPT)
- Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women
- Power and Control Wheel -- Immigrant Women
- Barriers for Rural Women
- Barriers to Leaving for Immigrant Women
- Do's and Don'ts for Immigrant Women
- Safety Planning
- Conozca sus Derechos (Know Your Rights)
- How to Help in the Healthcare Setting
- HUD Letter – Housing Requirements, 2001
- Limited English Proficiency – Requirements for Serving (brochure)
VAWA Fact Sheets
- Law Enforcement U Visa Training - presentation
- Sample U-Visa form ICE 287 (g) Agreements
- Section 287 (g) Reform Facts - April 12, 2010 Basic Services
Department of Homeland Security