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During this year’s Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention Month, we challenge you to have a conversation with your children or youth in your community about respect in intimate partner relationships. State your values Parents are the primary influence on children. Make sure your children know what you believe and what you consider to be appropriate […]

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By: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, with significant contributions from Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator Do you remember when you were 12? According to Eric Erickson, author of the Psychosocial Development Theory, this age marks the start of adolescence, a period which is characterized by identity crisis and confusion of roles. With this blog, […]

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Written by: Rebecca Rodriguez, Ph.D., Manager of Research and Evaluation, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Teen dating violence (TDV) is recognized as major public health concern that impacts adolescents from all ethnic and racial backgrounds in the United States (CDC, 2016). However, less is known about the experience of TDV for Latin@ youth. This […]

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**Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. The poems below were written by Isabelle Izea-Martinez, a participant in Casa de Esperanza’s youth leadership program, Fuerza Unida Amig@s. The author wrote the poems for an 8th grade communications class, which called for students to write about issues that […]

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) happens within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors, both personal and systemic, that impact and are impacted by IPV. Some of these have been documented in the literature. Cultural values must be identified and understood to develop effective IPV interventions. Two values of […]

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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. The Silence Breakers and #MeToo TIME Magazine recently chose to feature the Silence Breakers as 2017’s Person(s) of the Year, praising the paradigm-shifting cultural revolution. Thankfully, […]

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By: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, and Olga Trujillo, JD, Director of Education & Advocacy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, which occurs every January, Casa de Esperanza has released this overview of the topic for advocates and other direct service providers to use in their work […]

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Domestic violence (DV) occurs within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors including personal, familial, cultural, and socio-political issues. Although researchers have investigated the relationship between certain variables, they haven’t yet isolated a single variable that “causes” DV. Rather, researchers have learned that DV is a very complex […]

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1. Start Early If you haven’t had conversations with your children, it’s OK! They still need accurate information, guidance, and support, so there are always opportunities to open a conversation with your children at any age about healthy sexuality. Affirm that the body is a good and special thing, but keep the conversation age-appropriate. 2. […]

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This holiday season, Casa de Esperanza is pleased to offer special discounted pricing for some of its most popular products. Give your family or your organization a reason to celebrate victims’ and survivors’ strengths with conversation pieces, books, and curriculum – or treat yourself! All sales will last until January 1, 2018. All discounted items […]

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