In preparation for Father’s Day, the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign is having a social media giveaway to honor fathers across the country who embody the qualities of a hero: generosity, compassion, and support. We believe in the strength between fathers and their children, and we want to honor that this month. To nominate your dad […]
Category Archives: Working with Youth
Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in.
During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, it is important to recognize the roles that adults, including men, can play in teaching youth how to engage in healthy relationships. Below is a segment taken from Te Invito, Casa de Esperanza’s toolkit to engage Latino men in preventing domestic violence.
Up until February 27th Casa de Esperanza’s staff, mentors and Youth Amig@s will find themselves running around to put together the final touches to our 4th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference.
Whether with friends, at work, in families, or in intimate relationships, healthy relationships are based on mutual respect, trust, honesty, support, fairness, equality, separate identities, and good communication. Here are some tips for talking with your children about how to cultivate healthy relationships in their lives. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness. Teach your children to make […]
As children are exposed to new ideas and experiences, it can be hard to know what to say. Nobody has all of the answers, what most important is to keep your conversations going. Talk openly. Encourage open, honest, and thoughtful reflection. Allow children of all ages to express their ideas, expectations, questions, and concerns. Be […]
Families that communicate in healthy ways are more capable of problem-solving and tend to be more satisfied with their relationships.1 In addition, how and what parents and adult caregivers communicate about body image, peer pressure, puberty, reproduction, sexuality, love, and intimacy can make a significant difference in the wellbeing and health of their children. Start […]
Earlier this year, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network oversaw the “The NO MÁS Study: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the U.S. Latin@ Community,” commissioned by the Avon Foundation for Women. The study set out to fill a knowledge gap and uncover invaluable insights on this important segment of American society. The NO MÁS Study, conducted […]
Children and youth are highly resilient. The elements that help Latin@ children and youth cope already exist in their surroundings, families and culture. We can build resilience in children and youth by recognizing their most positive and strongest traits (artistic ability, writing & presenting skills, leadership capabilities, eagerness to serve others, etc.) and providing an […]
An Introspective Look at Engaging Young Latinas in Youth Development Initiatives By Lumarie Orozco, National Trainer The journey of reflection that I have embarked on, as a result of the Twin Cities After School Matters Practitioner Fellowship has been a voyage of exploration, acceptance and inspiration. As a result of my participation, I was able to […]