Survivors as health promoters to prevent IPV in immigrant communities
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the need for comprehensive health services for immigrant and refugee women. Describe the advantages and challenges to work with IPV survivors as health promoters to prevent IPV.
Keyword(s): Peer Counselors, Immigrant Domestic Violence
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Executive Director of Enlace Comunitario, an organization working to eliminate domestic violence in the immigrant community in New Mexico. In that capacity I co- developed the Promotora project which empowers former victims to become agents of change and was found to be one of the eight most promising practices in the nation by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to prevent domestic violence in immigrant communities. I'll be presenting on this project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.