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Category Archives: Youth

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Casa de Esperanza and NO MORE are excited to announce the launch of DECIMOS NO MÁS, a new national campaign engaging Latin@s to play a critical role in ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Statistics show that an alarming number of Latin@ women and children are impacted by domestic violence in the U.S. 1 in […]

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Earlier this year, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network oversaw the “The NO MÁS Study: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the U.S. Latin@ Community,” commissioned by the Avon Foundation for Women. The study set out to fill a knowledge gap and uncover invaluable insights on this important segment of American society. The NO MÁS Study, conducted […]

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Children and youth are highly resilient. The elements that help Latin@ children and youth cope already exist in their surroundings, families and culture. We can build resilience in children and youth by recognizing their most positive and strongest traits (artistic ability, writing & presenting skills, leadership capabilities, eagerness to serve others, etc.) and providing an […]

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I’m Sorry

Apr 14

By Robert de León Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and for many of us in the prevention world, it’s also known as Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM). At 34, I understand now the importance of […]

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By: Heidi Notario Training & Technical Assistance Manager National Latin@ Network On February 20th, 2015 I had the opportunity of volunteering at the Gay Straight Alliance Summit that was held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA organized by the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania. The Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that […]

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