Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) has developed more than 25 multi-lingual and setting-specific safety card tools as part of its evidence-based intervention, CUES. In 2019, FUTURES collaborated with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health (OWH) and the DC Forensic Nurse Examiners, to expand language access for California residents by adapting several versions of the safety card tools. Specifically, some of the most commonly used safety cards were expanded and adapted for four languages and are available for ordering:
- Trans/GNC? In a relationship? Caring relationships, healthy you: Spanish
- Did you know your relationships affects your health?: Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Armenian
- Caring relationships, healthy you: Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Armenian
- Healthy moms, happy babies: Spanish
- Is your relationship affecting your health?: Spanish, Korean, Armenian
- Connected parents, connected kids: Spanish
- Hanging out or hooking up?: Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese Armenian
The partnership prioritized a culturally-specific and culturally-responsive process for not only translating the cards, but adapting the cards to best meet the cultural and linguistic needs of each community they aim to serve. Several community-based partners, as well as public health partners, were engaged across California to provide expert feedback on content and language with special consideration to: cultural and community context; literacy level; tone; and culturally-responsive images that represent and meet the specific health and safety needs of each targeted community.
Partners were also offered training by OWH, specifically addressing the purpose of the resources and how to use the cards effectively to ensure they have a full understanding and improve adaptations. Community partners included the YWCA of Glendale, Comprehensive Community Health Centers, Glendale (CCHC); Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF); Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (APHCV); as well as several employees within the Department of Public Health. We sincerely thank all partners who supported these adaptations to expand resources to as many people as possible!
The 4 cards are offered as PDFs and each feature 5 double sided panels, folding up to the size of a business card (3.5″ x 2″). Very limited availability of printed cards are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. To order hard copies, please contact Jackie Hernandez at the LA County, Department of Public Health Office of Women’s Health, at JHernandez3@ph.lacounty.gov.