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Category Archives: Trauma-Informed

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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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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Written by: Heidi Notario, M.A., Director of Implementation and Social Change; and Micaela Ríos Anguiano, Project Manager; Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network. Audre Lorde thought of self-care as an act of political warfare. For many of us, the notion of taking care of ourselves often proves difficult or intangible, at best. Today, in particular, […]

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Written by: Maggie Nicholson, Team Leader and Youth Advocate, YWCA Central Massachusetts While social media is designed to connect people and communities, there are always potential consequences with sharing your personal information online. Sometimes this may be as simple as not wanting aspects of your lifestyle shared with certain friends or family members, but there […]

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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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