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Category Archives: Trauma-Informed

Tips for Survivor Speakers As a survivor, are you considering if, how, and when to share your story with the public? Do you wonder what it would be like to step into the role of a public speaker? This guide includes frequently asked questions and tangible steps that can help you make some of these […]

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Written by: Lisalyn R. Jacobs, Interim Legal & Policy Director, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice Fact: Women of color experience higher rates of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) than their white counterparts. Fact: People of color live in poverty at a rate disproportionate to whites (27% vs. 10%). Fact: Poverty has compounding and […]

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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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By: Micaela Ríos, Project Manager At the beginning of October, Casa de Esperanza participated on the National Call of Unity, an opportunity for us to step away from our busy schedules and remember those that have lost their lives to violence, celebrate those that have survived these senseless acts of inhumanity, honor the courage and legacy […]

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #DVAM2016 and #ThisIsDV for daily facts about domestic violence. Click here to download these facts in an 11″ x 17″ printable poster. 1 in 3 Latinas have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime 50% of Latinas who experience abuse never report it Due to barriers like anti-immigrant laws, […]

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Written by: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator “Guilt is: I made a mistake. Shame is: I am a mistake.” – Alysia Nicole Harris The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) Institute kicked off with a powerful presentation by Alysia Nicole Harris on Monday, August 22, 2016. After telling her story, the internationally known artist […]

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By: Micaela Ríos, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Project Coordinator In the wake of the Orlando shooting a few weeks ago, all I wanted was for it to not be real; for it to disappear and vanish. I wanted to talk to my family members who are both Latino and gay, but didn’t have the […]

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JUNE 20-22, 2016 #NLNInstitute #ConferenciaLatina Our 2016 National Latin@ Institute, “Fortaleciendo Nuestras Comunidades / Strengthening Our Communities,” was inspired by the source of our collective strength and resiliency, building a sense of love for our unique identity and belonging to our entire communities. Through our workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers, we explored the diversified […]

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Originally published by Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD, Professor Emerita at Ryerson University. Click here to visit the Center for Digital Aging’s website. “Imagine all the people Living life in peace” -John Lennon June 15th is the eleventh commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)! This blog is about the power of imagination … how it […]

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Within the last two years, sexual assault on college campuses has made the national spotlight. Currently, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education is investigating 208 cases of civil rights violations from the handling of sexual assault reports at 167 colleges. That number is likely to rise, as college students and parents become more knowledgeable of their rights and begin to unearth the troubling ways in which college administrators deal with reports of sexual assault.

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