At the 2011 Leadership Conference in Sacramento, Calif., CALCASA will host a variety of workshops dedicated to Intervention/Advocacy for advocates working with survivors of sexual violence. Among those workshops is Reaching Out to the Latino Community: The Promotora Model.
This workshop will address organizational capacity and staff qualifications necessary for facilitating the Spanish version of the Promotora Model as well as discuss English and Spanish models of the training. Participants will get a history of the Promotora model and look at a specific program model from the East LA Womenís Center, with discussion on the challenges that arise in the development and implementation of Promotora programs. Guidelines on how to develop a Promotora training and curriculum, funding options and suggestions for developing a Promotora program based on key components of Sexual Assault Advocate trainings will be presented.
Presenters: Sonia Rivera & Stephanie Mesones