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By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network. Every year, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) commissions or purchases the art work of a woman to be featured on all their organizational materials in commemoration of International Women’s Day. This year the honor was extended to Cuban artist […]

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Addressing Confrontation ​Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence. Teaching your children to control themselves when faced with confrontation will equip them with tools to build healthy relationships. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness Teach your children to make their […]

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Written by: Patricia Celis González, Bilingual Content Coordinator for The National Latin@ Network, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Last week we published Part I of this blog, which focused on explaining different types of interpretation.  To access last week’s blog please click here­­­­­­­­­­­­.  This week we are releasing Part II, which focuses on tips […]

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Language access provision is crucial for any organization serving domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking survivors. The existence of a well developed and implemented language access plan could very well determine the difference between survivors reaching out for services or continuing to endure the abuse. While Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network has developed […]

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In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has put together a series of tips and information taken from the DECIMOS NO MAS Campaign website, to help organizations raise awareness around how parents can talk with their children about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships. This information is […]

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By:  Alexis Guzman, Rachel Bring, Karen Soren  Columbia University Medical Center Alcohol consumption can have significant effects on brain function, which can diminish our ability to communicate with and understand others, make us unable to respond to threats in our environment, and can occasionally lead to aggressive behavior. These factors may play a role in […]

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As children are exposed to new ideas and experiences, it can be hard to know what to say. Nobody has all of the answers, but what’s most important is to keep your conversations going. Your children are always watching and learning from you because they respect you and look up to you. One child development […]

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By: Jane Kato-Wallace, Brian Heilman, and Ché Nembhard; Promundo US There’s been a lot of media attention lately on the behavior of adult men in power, from Harvey Weinstein to government legislators. But research shows that men are socialized early on to buy into toxic ideas of manhood. Recently, along with our colleagues at Promundo, we […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a date remembered by women’s movements that, for decades, have advocated for equality and human rights. Many events have taken place over the years to recognize the importance of International Women’s Day and the defense of […]

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By: Olga Trujillo, JD, Director of Education and Advocacy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network When I was growing up my father taught me a lot of things: some good, many bad. He raised us in the Catholic faith, and one of the things he taught me was about the hierarchy of respect—the one closely […]

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