Community Outreach & Education

Outreach and Education

The purpose of the community outreach and education program is to raise awareness about the signs of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Sacramento’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities and educate community members about services and resources that are available to those survivors and their allies. We work with dozens of agencies and organizations in the Central Valley and regularly facilitate community presentations, participate in media interviews, and partake in community festivals and resource fairs. Each year, My Sister’s House organizes a day-long training institute to educate social service providers from around the state about working with Asian and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and/or sexual assault.  

Speaker Request Form

My Sister’s House is happy to present at events in the community and speak to groups about the work we do while spreading awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. To request a free presentation on domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault or all of the above, please complete and return our Speaker Request Form.

Training Programs

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate Training Program

My Sister’s House offers a 40-hour training program that educates participants about domestic violence as it pertains to Asian and Pacific Islander women and children. The program prepares volunteers to work with our clients in a competent and culturally-appropriate manner. Those who complete the program will meet the State of California’s training requirements for individuals who wish to work directly with domestic violence, sexual assault victims, and human trafficking. Please check out our Volunteer tab on the website for upcoming event dates!

 
Cultural Responsiveness in Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Online Training

With funding from Cal-OES and through its MYLAR (Multi-Year Language Access and Resources) Project, My Sister’s House helped develop an on-line webinar on cultural responsiveness for agencies who provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The webinar defines cultural responsiveness, discusses why it is important, and provides practices that can be implemented to improve culturally responsive care. The webinar is a great resource for organizational leadership and staff alike to improve their cultural responsiveness when providing services to the diverse population of survivors.