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When Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was first implemented, we asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey which included a question that asked them if they had ever helped a survivor of sexual or domestic violence obtain DACA. We heard stories […]

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By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce the launch of the redesigned DECIMOS NO MÁS website, an online resource available in English and Spanish that provides parents and adults with tools to help them have conversations with children and youth […]

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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 2017 survey reveals the impact increased immigration enforcement has had on victims experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. Seven national organizations that work to end domestic violence and sexual assault released the results of the 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors on May 18, 2017. The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based […]

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Name: Marissa Kurtz Title: Program and Administrative Assistant Main Responsibilities: To work with the NLN team to provide support with communications work, national events, grant reporting and technology platforms. Where are you from? I was born in Guatemala and raised in Arlington, VA. Where do you feel most at home? This is not always a […]

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In response to the growing need for advocates to have access to accurate information about immigration for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has compiled a library of resources and materials aimed at directing organizers, activists, attorneys, community leaders, immigrant victims and survivors and their families to […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network What is human trafficking? Why do people keep talking about it? What does it have to do with me? The National Human Trafficking Resource Center defines human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, […]

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Tips for Survivor Speakers As a survivor, are you considering if, how, and when to share your story with the public? Do you wonder what it would be like to step into the role of a public speaker? This guide includes frequently asked questions and tangible steps that can help you make some of these […]

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Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers.  I learned how to become a “man” from what I saw on TV, magazines, and from the group of teenage guys I hung out with. I grew up without my father for most part of my adolescent years, therefore, I […]

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The Ama Con Sentido (Love with Meaning) Campaign, an initiative of Coordinadora Paz para la Mujeres (Peace Coordinator for Women), seeks to raise awareness about healthy dating relationships among youth and young adults to prevent gender-based violence. The campaign addresses issues from the perspective of gender and human rights, and uses popular educational techniques, such […]

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