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Category Archives: Research

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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Developing culturally relevant human services for racial and ethnic minorities has become a national priority. However, understanding what works, how it works, and why it works within certain cultural-specific communities continues to be severely limited, despite efforts of professional fields to promote multicultural practice. This limitation is only intensified when looking at the subpopulation of […]

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Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of intimate partner […]

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The 2017 survey reveals the impact increased immigration enforcement has had on victims experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. Seven national organizations that work to end domestic violence and sexual assault released the results of the 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors on May 18, 2017. The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based […]

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Little is known about how organizations in the field of domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV) are responding to the needs of human trafficking survivors. In 2015, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities surveyed 80 different organizations across the United States to understand and document work being done at […]

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Who is this document for? This is a Question and Answer (Q&A) for domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) victim advocates and attorneys who are serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, both undocumented survivors and survivors who may be eligible for VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas or applying for gender-based asylum. Keep in mind […]

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As the domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence fields have shifted to prioritize evidence based practice (EBP) over the past decade, many culturally-specific, community based organizations have been challenged to document the work they have been doing according to new frameworks. As the national Latin@ domestic violence resource center, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has had the unique opportunity to explore the evidence-based practice approach from a community-relevant and culturally specific perspective.

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The Victim Inventory of Goals, Options & Risks ( The VIGOR) is a new resource …

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*Pending OVW Approval* We are very excited to announce the 2016 National Latin@ Institute: Strengthening Our Communities! Every other year, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network brings together professionals from a variety of fields for the National Latin@ Institute. This year’s Institute will be held in Denver, Colorado on June 20-22, 2016. This Institute will provide participants with significant opportunities […]

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For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we present a new infographic on domestic violence in the Latin@ community. While domestic violence affects all communities in the United States at similar rates, this infographic highlights unique dynamics that are specific to the experiences of Latin@ survivors of violence. National statistics about the experience of domestic violence among […]

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