Each year, in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month(DVAM), national DV organizations gather as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) advisory board to discuss and plan ways to support advocacy networks throughout the country in their ongoing public education efforts through public awareness, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building, and technical assistance. This year, the […]
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Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network has proudly introduced the redesigned DECIMOS NO MÁS website, with more information about how parents can have meaningful conversations with their children about healthy communication, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality. Below is an excerpt from Start Talking: Healthy Communication. Click here to visit the DECIMOS NO MÁS website for more […]
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or […]
Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network What is human trafficking? Why do people keep talking about it? What does it have to do with me? The National Human Trafficking Resource Center defines human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, […]
At the age of sixteen, Consuelo went to a party with some friends after work. At the party, one of her co-workers raped her. Had she been a witness to her own rape, she would have immediately named it rape, but because it happened to her and not someone else, she feared she had done […]
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 2016 STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Joint Meeting Remarks by Z. Ruby White Starr, March 29, 2016 I joined Casa de Esperanza as their Chief Strategy Officer in July of last year after working at various mainstream organizations. Since then I’ve had some time to reflect […]
By Mónica Ramírez Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy at the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras Empowerment at the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement More than 600,000 women across our nation are responsible for harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day. We all benefit from their […]
By Andrea Carcamo, J.D., Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison; Pierre R. Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement; Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change Trafficking in Persons consists of the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person by means of threat or use of force or coercion to achieve the consent of a […]
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.
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.