Centro de la Familia de Utah works toward its mission of “Developing educational opportunities that empower Latinos" economically, socially and politically and addressing the community's social, cultural, and linguistic needs.
Comunidades Unidas (Communities United) is a organization dedicated to Empowering the Latino Community in Utah to recognize and achieve their own potential and become a positive force for change in the larger community. The website includes sections on immigration services and rights, family well-being, preventive health, advocacy & community organizing and ways to get involved, including events, volunteering and internships, and registering to vote.
This section of Voices for Utah Children entitled "Racial and Ethnic Equity for Children in Utah" was published following the 2017 legislative session. There are several helpful illustrations and infographics. Sections include Early Childhood Care & Education, Juvenile Justice Reform & Civil Liberties, Economic Equity, Health & Safety, and Looking Ahead.
2016 Racial and Ethnic Equity for Children in Utah
Racial Disparities in Utah’s Juvenile Justice System (press release)—link to printable PDF
Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? A Report on the Utah’s School to Prison Pipeline
Racially Just Utah (RJU) works with local, regional, and national community partners and allies to fight for racial justice. Includes sections on events and actions, school discipline focus groups, media, and resources (including educational resources, blog, training service, and scholarships).
A list of community resources for tribal communities compiled and published by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC).
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, YWCA Utah took a Stand Against Racism in 2011 and continues to participate annually as part of our mission to eliminate racism.
Health Equity is the principle underlying our commitment to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate health disparities by addressing its determinants. Pursuing health equity means striving for the highest possible standard of health for all people and giving special attention to the needs of those communities at greatest risk for health disparities. Resources include a multilingual library, latest news, data and reports, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards, health care resources, training resources, and current projects.
Mending the Sacred Hoop works to improve the way systems and services respond to violence against Native American women. They work to improve safety for Native women who experience battering, sexual assault, and stalking by assisting tribes through training, technical assistance, and resource material specifically addressing violence against American Indian/Alaskan Native women. Their website features an extensive list of resources for providers, brochures on domestic violence and equality, videos, and manuals, listed below:
National Organization of Asian Pacific Islander Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides technical assistance and support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories. The website includes sections on learning about sexual violence, resources for service providers and community organizations, recommended readings, news, events, and contacts.
Depression and suicide affect people of all ages and populations, but Native American and Alaskan Native populations can be at a higher risk. If you’re struggling, the Lifeline is available to help, 24/7.
As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. Joy DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome—America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing." The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.
Published by the Administration for Children & Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, as part of their "trauma toolkit," this section defines historical trauma and explains why the concept of historical trauma is especially important for human services agencies. It also explores relevant interventions and approaches, key concepts, resources for further learning, and references.
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