Page 103 excerpt: Caminar Latino is the first and only comprehensive domestic violence program for Latino families in Georgia. VAWA money helps the organization provide both basic and longer-term services to Latina survivors, including trauma and mental health counseling, education…
As a parent or caregiver, your love is powerful. Even during difficult times, you will always protect your child. She will remember how you kept her safe, no matter what. When scary events happen, everyone sees the images in the media. This affects people’s views of others. In these situations, it’s important to support each other and protect the children.
Community-led conversations could close the gap of justice and healing. Olga Trujillo, from Caminar Latino shares strategies to center survivors with the hope that they can be positioned to lead conversations at the community and systematic level.
This virtual session explores the connection between violence, trauma and dissociative identity disorder (DID). The presenter discusses what DID is, how it develops, and how it complicates a person’s ability to move through the world and healing. Additionally, the presenter explores who is able to access healing from DID and the reality that marginalized communities are left out of identifying the challenges of DID in people’s lives and therefore, unaccounted for in the systems set up to support healing. This session also suggests some ways in which to address this gap and barrier.
During a public health crisis, the survivors you serve need your support even more. COVID-19 is an uncontrollable threat and is raising fear and anxiety. As advocates, you can help survivors manage these fears and help them cope with the added anxiety this crisis brings up. To help you help survivors, we’ve developed a few infographics and a compilation of tips that survivors may find useful. We’ve written these with the survivor as the audience. Feel free to distribute these infographics and utilize the tip sheet as needed. You cut and paste these tips into emails, text, and message apps. You can also use these to create your own fact sheets.