The Arte de Sobrevivir support group aims to promote healing among women who are primary or secondary survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking. This program builds on the existing strengths of Latina women and utilizes culturally informed tools and approaches.
With the help of a Community Health Worker, participants form support groups that meet once a week to discuss a topic and end with an arts and crafts activity which can open space for discussion and healing. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and points of view through questions, comments and observations.
This guide that contains information and suggestions are useful to Community Health Workers (known as Promotores/as de Salud in the Spanish-speaking communities), or program directors looking to implement a support program for sexual assault survivors.
Note: Although the participants for the Arte de Sobrevivir Support Group are Latina women who are primarily Spanish speaking (some materials referenced in the guide may only be available in Spanish), the activities, materials and handouts in this guide may be adapted, changed and/or tailored to the needs of a specific group or community.
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