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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network September is Campus Safety Awareness Month and as such, we invite you to be a part of public conversation on issues related to violence prevention in colleges and universities. On 1986, Jeanne Clery, who was 19 years old, was raped and murdered […]

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Written by: Marissa Kurtz, Grant Coordinator and Olivia Garcia, Ph.D., Public Policy and Training Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@Network On July 25, 2019, national news organization The Hill hosted its third annual Latina Leaders Summit to discuss both the historic wins for Latinas across all levels of government in last year’s midterm elections and […]

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The following information is from Te Invito, a toolkit to engage men and boys in the fight against domestic violence. This small excerpt briefly discusses how to be an active bystander. Be an Active Bystander This takes even more courage than influencing other men because it involves intervening when you see violence or the threat of […]

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The following information is a thoughtful proposal of solutions to the humanitarian crisis at the border, as outlined in the report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University, titled Latina Immigrant Women and Children’s Well-Being and Access to Services After Detention. Findings emerging from these data point to several policy implementation […]

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Although many prevention programs documented in the literature are limited in their inclusion of Latino men, a growing number of publications are beginning to document information for developing approaches relevant to Latino men. An evaluation of 309 participants indicates that Hombres Unidos Contra la Violencia Familiar has shown promising results with Latino migrant men on changing their […]

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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. 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. 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 tremendous […]

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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. 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 or […]

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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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