AshaKiran fills a need in the community that mainstream agencies may not be able to address adequately and unfortunately individuals with foreign origins — when faced with challenges such as abuse, violence, emotional trauma, loneliness or depression — have a difficult time reaching out for help leading to dangerous silence. Through a variety of community and individual based confidential culturally sensitive programs and initiatives, AshaKiran provides a "ray of hope" toward building a more healthy and harmonious community.
AshaKiran covers issues with: domestic violence · sexual assault · violence/crisis of any kind · developmental disabilities · loneliness · depression
Some common barriers to seeking help are: lack of knowledge about available resources & laws · lack of support from family & friends · cultural & religious diversity from mainstream · lack of finances · lack of official documents for victim & children · communication & language difficulty
Some common barriers to cross cultural relationships: stereotyping · prejudice · discrimination · fear · lack of experience · ethnocentrism · oppression · imposition
Confidential AND culturally sensitive services provided: 24HR Crisis AshaLine "Hope-Line" · Community Education · Emergency Shelter · Seminars & Workshops · Transportation · e-AshaVani Newsletter · Accompaniment · Community Events · Advocacy · Translation
AshaKiran's Cross-Cultural Awareness Training (CCAT): is designed for organizations working within foreign born communities and is provided throughout Alabama. Unlike traditional cultural diversity classes, our culturally sensitive training classes and workshops provide additional understanding of the various cultural nuances involved when dealing with specific crisis issues, such as domestic violence and sexual assault, and are designed for first responders, health professionals and other crisis organizations.
AshaKiran currently offers training to provide guidance when interacting with foreign born communities addressing the unique issues and nuances specific to the following:
· Law Enforcement
· Legal Services/Professionals
· Emergency Medical Services
· Counseling Organizations/Services
· Crisis Organizations
AshaKiran's Annual Cultural Competency in Crisis Intervention Workshop: is intended to increase participants' awareness of the cultural barriers that impact recovery within a particular ethnic group is primarily geared towards health professionals, law enforcement, counselors/social workers and advocates. Continuing Education Credits (CEU) will be available for nurses and social workers as well as NBCC credits for counselors. The workshop is designed to increase participants' awareness of the cultural norms and values of a specific ethnic group that changes each year.
Do you speak another language? Become an AshaKiran PAID Interpretor & make a difference in your community!
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Receive FREE training through our Multi-Lingual Access Model (MLAM). AshaKiran Language Advocates will earn a certificate after 54 hours training in specialized interpreting, language advocacy and cultural competency. Upon completion of the MLAM training, AshaKiran Language Advocates will have opportunities for paid compensation as an AshaKiran freelance translator while simultaneously helping those in need in our community!
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Become a culturally sensitive language advocate providing support to individuals in crisis situations and domestic violence survivors.
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MLAM Training Dates:
MARCH 23rd, 24th & 30th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
APRIL 6th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
13th & 14th @ 8AM - 5PM
19th & 27th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
MAY 11th, 18th & 25th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
26th & 27th @ 8AM - 5PM
LOCATION: Dowdle Center, 109 Governors Dr SE, Huntsville, AL