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 […]
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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.
Many people wonder whether what they are experiencing is abuse. Abuse can happen in every culture, age, race, nationality and socio-economic level. It happens in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships, and among family members. Casa de Esperanza and DECIMOS NO MÁS have created this handy tool to help you recognize abuse in your life and […]
Whether with friends, at work, in families, or in intimate relationships, healthy relationships are based on mutual respect, trust, honesty, support, fairness, equality, separate identities, and good communication. Here are some tips for talking with your children about how to cultivate healthy relationships in their lives. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness. Teach your children to make […]
As children are exposed to new ideas and experiences, it can be hard to know what to say. Nobody has all of the answers, what most important is to keep your conversations going. Talk openly. Encourage open, honest, and thoughtful reflection. Allow children of all ages to express their ideas, expectations, questions, and concerns. Be […]
This post was originally published by NO MORE on November 24, 2015. Actor Danny Pino starred as Detective Nick Amaro on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for four seasons. We spoke with him about SVU diehards, talking to his children about sexual assault and domestic violence, and Decimos NO MÁS, a new national awareness campaign engaging […]
Families that communicate in healthy ways are more capable of problem-solving and tend to be more satisfied with their relationships.1 In addition, how and what parents and adult caregivers communicate about body image, peer pressure, puberty, reproduction, sexuality, love, and intimacy can make a significant difference in the wellbeing and health of their children. Start […]