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Category Archives: From the field

Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, we wanted to take this opportunity and highlight a courageous Latina making a difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors and the community. We introduce to you Katia Santiago-Taylor. Katia Santiago-Taylor is the Boston Rape Crisis Center’s (BARCC’s) Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager. She advocates for systems-wide […]

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By: Olivia Garcia Ph.D. and Rosie Hidalgo JD,  Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network National Farmworker Awareness Week occurs during the last week of March (March 25-31) and is typically a time when national and local campaigns honor farmworkers who provide the nation with nutritious food while also raising awareness about the need to improve […]

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Dear Beloved Community, Estamos aqui. Casa de Esperanza is here for you. These are unprecedented times and we are committed to doing everything we can to keep our community of survivors, staff, partners, service providers, and advocates safe and healthy. The work we do together to support the Latin@ community in building healthy relationships and […]

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Written By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D., María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, M.Psy. and Paula Gomez Stordy, M.Ed.,Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network  Over the last few weeks, Puerto Rico has experienced numerous earthquakes that have disrupted daily life, to say the least. The earthquakes caused structural damage to buildings, causing people to go without electricity for a […]

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Written by Olivia Garcia, Public Policy and Training Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network On March 27, 2019, Justice for Migrant Women and other co-sponsors, including Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network, hosted Out of the Shadows: Exposing Workplace Sexual Violence Against Farmworker Women and Other Low-paid Women Workers Congressional Briefing. Farmworkers and other […]

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By Patricia Davis, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children This blog was originally published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and is being republished here with the author’s permission. You can access the original blog here. A commuter in Skokie, Illinois thought the boy riding on her bus looked too young to […]

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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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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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Blog submitted by Caminar Latino. Recently, Caminar Latino announced its Executive Director, Jessica Nunan, joined an advisory committee for Sesame Street Community, an online hub for sharing Sesame Street’s free educational resources with the adults in children’s lives. This partnership with Sesame Street will utilize her 22 years of experience working with families affected by violence […]

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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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