This past Monday the Full Frame Initiative hosted a Cultural and Linguistic Access Pilot Institute training in Los Angeles, in order to increase the linguistic and cultural inclusiveness of our Integrated Responses to Domestic Violence in California project.
Our twelve enthusiastic participants are now poised to run survivor workshops in their own communities and/or to participate as interpreters in the process. The workshops these new trainees will conduct are a part of an overarching set of workshops – 45 in total – that FFI is conducting around the state of California with funding from the Blue Shield of California Foundation. FFI will support the trainees in all follow-up activities to help bring the voices of multiply-marginalized survivors into the project, and to bring the project back to their communities. Both FFI Staff and trainees left the full day of activities inspired and motivated, eager to learn together and provide voice to survivors of domestic violence from various cultural communities.