Instituto de Promotora Trainings

The Promotora Institute offers information on how to establish a Promotora model while advancing knowledge in the field of domestic violence. The training provides information on the curriculum Promotoras Contra La Violencia (Promotoras against Violence) and, discusses strategies for implementing an empowerment-based model of prevention focused on violence against women and girls, designed for use primarily with Latinas. Upon receiving this training, organizations are able to assess whether they had the infrastructure to implement a Promotora model, or what is necessary to build a structure that will support this model. In 2016, we provided trainings in the following areas. For further information and trainings, please contact Veva Lopez at [email protected].


East Los Angeles Women’s Center hosted the Instituto de Promotora training in San Bernardino hosted in collaboration with our partner, Instituto Para la Mujer - 2014


Promotora Institute Training hosted by the Center for the Pacific Asian Family ( CPAF) in Los Angeles with other Asian Pacific Organizations.- April, 2016


Training in Pasco, Washington hosted by the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs ( WCSAP) - July, 2016


Training in Tucson, Arizona hosted by the YWCA of Tucson - May, 2016


Training in San Diego, CA. hosted by Orange County Community Foundation- 2014


Training in Los Angeles, California hosted by LAC+USC, March, 2016



Promotora Conference hosted by the California Endowment- October 2015


East Los Angeles Women’s Center is honored to partner with SEIU USWW - Sacramento, and Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund. ELAWC provided a Promotora trainings to women janitors to help mobilize, create awareness and provide a safe space for healing. ELAWC is proud to be a part of this movement and help end rape on the nightshift. - August, 2016



Evaluation Report

Promotora Contra La Violencia
Evaluation Report
by Barbara Kappos, LCSW; Martha Cristo, PhD; Stephanie Mesones Alvarado, MPH; Genoveva Lopez, BA.

This report documents use of the ELAWC’s Promotoras Contra La Violencia (PCLV) training model to integrate DV prevention programs and services among low-income, Latina women throughout the state of California. ELAWC served as the lead agency and worked with three other organizations to expand and enhance capacity to evaluate and implement Promotora programs in local communities.

A grant through Blue Shield of California Foundation provided funding to enable partners to share expertise in working with farm workers, domestic violence, advocacy, financial literacy, and prevention.

Download the report.

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