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*Trigger warning. Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here: http://nationallatinonetwork.org/images/Family_Detention_Report_English.pdf Post-Detention: Surviving the Holding Pattern This study reveals a host of immediate […]

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The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here: http://nationallatinonetwork.org/images/Family_Detention_Report_English.pdf Replicating Violence and Trauma An overwhelming number of women in immigrant detention are survivors of violence, abuse and trauma, having experienced violence directly or having been exposed to […]

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The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here: http://nationallatinonetwork.org/images/Family_Detention_Report_English.pdf  Detention: Encerrada como un animal* Despite the manner in which women crossed the border into the U.S., whether presenting themselves at a port of entry as an asylum-seeker […]

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In 2015, the Latin@ population in the United States reached 57 million, with almost half (47%) living in suburban and rural areas. Latin@s are not a monolithic group. Approximately 65% of Latin@s are born in the U.S., whereas 35% are foreign-born, having immigrated to the United States. This community encompasses a wide variety of experiences […]

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The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or […]

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The information in this blog is part of our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change’s report, Latina Immigrant Women and Children’s Well-Being and Access to Services After Detention. Please see the original report for for information and proper citation. Since 2011, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the arrival […]

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The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility. This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved […]

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Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to engage in sex. The following information is from the “Take […]

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Depending on what Latin American country you come from, Mother’s Day may have landed on May 10, May 12, or May 13 this year. Or some Latin American countries don’t celebrate in May at all – they celebrate in various months in the fall and winter. At Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network, we are […]

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The following information is an excerpt from the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign, a campaign to help parents engage in meaningful conversations with their children about healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and healthy communication in an effort to prevent intimate partner violence. For more information, visit wesaynomas.org. Understanding Boundaries ​Discussing the importance of boundaries with your children […]

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