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Safety Alert: If you believe your computer activities are being monitored, please access this site from a safer computer. To immediately exit this site, click the escape button. If you are in immediate danger, contact 911, a local crisis line, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.


This blog was written by staff at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and was originally published here. The authors have given express permission for the blog to be republished by the National Latin@ Network. Living under the perceived threat of detention and deportation is having harmful mental health effects […]

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Written by: Esmé Rodríguez, MA, PhD; School Equity Director, OutFront MN Click here to download this information in a PDF. Who You Are Attracted To Sexual Attraction An affinity for someone that evokes the want to engage in physically intimate behavior (e.g., kissing, touching, sex), experienced in varying degrees (from little-to-none, to intense). Often conflated with romantic […]

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Written by: Esmé Rodríguez, MA, PhD; School Equity Director, OutFront MN Click here to download this information in a PDF. Who We Are Sex The classification of people as male or female. Infants are assigned a sex at birth, usually based on the appearance of their external anatomy. This is what is written on the birth […]

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From July 18 – 20, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network hosted the 2018 National Latin@ Institute with the theme, “En la Unión Está la Fuerza: Moving forward together.” In these three days, our passion, commitment, strength, frustration, hope, anguish, experience, and resiliency merged to create a powerful encuentro de líderes. Over the past two […]

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Casa de Esperanza is part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, along with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and several other national partner organizations. The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports the rights of all individuals, especially women and girls, to live in peace and dignity. The purpose of the DVAP is […]

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Jose Juan Lara is a Project Coordinator for the National Latin@ Network (NLN) of Casa de Esperanza. He generously donated his art piece, Tree of Life, for use in the NLN’s 2018 National Latin@ Institute to be held in New Orleans next week. We asked Jose Juan about his artistry in this Q&A. When did […]

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By: Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network **Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. It is important to note that although I have spent years studying both myself and my mental illness diagnosis, I am not a licensed psychologist. I […]

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Te Invito is a collection of resources and materials for individuals and organizations to increase awareness and engage Latino men and boys in preventing domestic violence. Included in this toolkit is a good example of men and boys in the community coming together to involve other men and boys in the efforts to end violence against […]

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Written by: Kelly Ranasinghe Esq.,[1] Managing Partner of Henderson and Ranasinghe LLP Juan sat next to me on the bench, as impassive as any twelve-year-old in sneakers could be. We were outside his sixth grade classroom on a hot afternoon. I had arrived at his school just after his lunch. As an attorney and guardian-ad-litem for […]

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A Community-Centered, Evidence-Based Practice Approach Casa de Esperanza explores a community-centered EBP (evidence-based practice) approach that we adapted along with many test-tasters, including practitioners, community members and other researchers/evaluators. This EBP approach is meant to align with the work of community-based, culturally-specific organizations that work alongside community members. We hope that it increases understanding of […]

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