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Category Archives: Trauma-Informed

Register now for ¡Adelante! A virtual celebration of Latin@-led advocacy. This virtual series features amazing Latinas from the first Latinas to ever serve in the US House and US Senate to leading activists like Bamby Salcedo and Moníca Ramírez to inspirational artists like Yvette Modestin and Brown Badass Bonita’s Kim Guerra to media mavens like […]

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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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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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From July 18 – 20, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network hosted the 2018 National Latin@ Institute with the theme, “En la Unión Está la Fuerza: Moving forward together.” In these three days, our passion, commitment, strength, frustration, hope, anguish, experience, and resiliency merged to create a powerful encuentro de líderes. Over the past two […]

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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. It is important to note that although I have spent years studying both myself and my mental illness diagnosis, I am not a licensed psychologist. I […]

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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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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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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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