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The University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work published a research article examining the mental health effects that the threat of deportation poses to those who experience it. Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has published it in three parts. Click here to read Part 1, click here to read part 2, or […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In 2008, Congress approved a measure designating September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month to encourage a public conversation on important topics about violence prevention in colleges and universities. When we think about safety, many things come to mind, but safety, by […]

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This blog was written by María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, a Puerto Rican who lives on the island and works as Project Manager for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Today, Thursday, September 20, 2018, marks the one-year anniversary of the day that Hurricane Maria passed through […]

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Access this information and more resources about LEP access by accessing our toolkit here. Systems change is a process that involves responding to an instance of lack of language access (for example) and builds on that one experience to create significant change in a system or service. The following steps were outlined through an interview […]

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We are planning to to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Recruitment will occur through web-based correspondence through the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, listserve, newsletter, and personal outreach to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Opportunity […]

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Bicultural and Bilingual Staff A staff that reflects the languages and cultures in your community is best positioned to provide all survivors with meaningful access to your advocacy services. Bilingual advocates can speak directly and unambiguously to survivors, determine if they are safe, inform them of services available, and assess whether survivors are getting the […]

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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. Providing the necessary mental health interventions to undocumented communities can be a challenge for social […]

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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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