By: Alexis Guzman, Rachel Bring, Karen Soren Columbia University Medical Center Alcohol consumption can have significant effects on brain function, which can diminish our ability to communicate with and understand others, make us unable to respond to threats in our environment, and can occasionally lead to aggressive behavior. These factors may play a role in […]
Category Archives: Youth
As children are exposed to new ideas and experiences, it can be hard to know what to say. Nobody has all of the answers, but what’s most important is to keep your conversations going. Your children are always watching and learning from you because they respect you and look up to you. One child development […]
During this year’s Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention Month, we challenge you to have a conversation with your children or youth in your community about respect in intimate partner relationships. State your values Parents are the primary influence on children. Make sure your children know what you believe and what you consider to be appropriate […]
By: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, with significant contributions from Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator Do you remember when you were 12? According to Eric Erickson, author of the Psychosocial Development Theory, this age marks the start of adolescence, a period which is characterized by identity crisis and confusion of roles. With this blog, […]
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 […]
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This blog was written and submitted by a youth member of our Fuerza Unida Amig@s Youth initiative. As teenagers, it can be hard to know the signs of what’s a good relationship versus a bad relationship. We’re still growing and learning from our life experiences and mistakes, and […]
In preparation for Father’s Day, the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign is having a social media giveaway to honor fathers across the country who embody the qualities of a hero: generosity, compassion, and support. We believe in the strength between fathers and their children, and we want to honor that this month. To nominate your dad […]
Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in.
During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, it is important to recognize the roles that adults, including men, can play in teaching youth how to engage in healthy relationships. Below is a segment taken from Te Invito, Casa de Esperanza’s toolkit to engage Latino men in preventing domestic violence.
Up until February 27th Casa de Esperanza’s staff, mentors and Youth Amig@s will find themselves running around to put together the final touches to our 4th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference.