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Written by: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator “Guilt is: I made a mistake. Shame is: I am a mistake.” – Alysia Nicole Harris The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) Institute kicked off with a powerful presentation by Alysia Nicole Harris on Monday, August 22, 2016. After telling her story, the internationally known artist […]

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JUNE 20-22, 2016 #NLNInstitute #ConferenciaLatina Our 2016 National Latin@ Institute, “Fortaleciendo Nuestras Comunidades / Strengthening Our Communities,” was inspired by the source of our collective strength and resiliency, building a sense of love for our unique identity and belonging to our entire communities. Through our workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers, we explored the diversified […]

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Systems change is a process that involves responding to an instance of lack of language access (for example) and builds on that one experience to create significant change in a system or service. The following steps were outlined through an interview with Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina women located in Albuquerque, […]

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In preparation for Mother’s Day, the Decimos NO MÁS campaign is having a social media giveaway to honor mothers across the country who embody the qualities of a hero: generosity, compassion, and support.  We believe in the strength between mothers and their children, and we want to honor that this month. To nominate your mom for […]

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By Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change Beginning on February 21, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend a week long domestic violence knowledge exchange in China, as part of the U.S. Delegation that brought together a group of experts on this topic. This trip was part of the People to People Exchange […]

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By Andrea Carcamo, Policy Analyst & Legislative Liaison Direct services are a way to help survivors of sexual assault after the fact, but prevention addresses the issue at its root. Although large companies and media outlets have the power to improve the discourse on sexual assault by bringing content to our phones, TVs and computer […]

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As the domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence fields have shifted to prioritize evidence based practice (EBP) over the past decade, many culturally-specific, community based organizations have been challenged to document the work they have been doing according to new frameworks. As the national Latin@ domestic violence resource center, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has had the unique opportunity to explore the evidence-based practice approach from a community-relevant and culturally specific perspective.

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By Friends of Farmworkers For over 30 years, Friends of Farmworkers (FOF) has provided free legal services to low-wage immigrant and migrant workers in Pennsylvania.  Over the past several years, FOF staff noticed that a growing number of its client population – which includes workers present in the U.S. on temporary visas and undocumented workers […]

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*Pending OVW Approval* We are very excited to announce the 2016 National Latin@ Institute: Strengthening Our Communities! Every other year, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network brings together professionals from a variety of fields for the National Latin@ Institute. This year’s Institute will be held in Denver, Colorado on June 20-22, 2016. This Institute will provide participants with significant opportunities […]

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By Elaine Ezekiel, Community Manager, MHP Salud El Arte de Sobrevivir (The Art of Surviving) is a support group program that uses the multi-tiered Promotor(a) de Salud model to provide support to low-income, Hispanic, Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking. This model employs a Promotora (also known as a Community Health Worker) who […]

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