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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 […]

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The information in this blog is part of our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change’s report, Latina Immigrant Women and Children’s Well-Being and Access to Services After Detention. Please see the original report for for information and proper citation. Since 2011, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the arrival […]

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The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility. This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved […]

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Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to engage in sex. The following information is from the “Take […]

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Depending on what Latin American country you come from, Mother’s Day may have landed on May 10, May 12, or May 13 this year. Or some Latin American countries don’t celebrate in May at all – they celebrate in various months in the fall and winter. At Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network, we are […]

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The following information is an excerpt from the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign, a campaign to help parents engage in meaningful conversations with their children about healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and healthy communication in an effort to prevent intimate partner violence. For more information, visit wesaynomas.org. Understanding Boundaries ​Discussing the importance of boundaries with your children […]

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Olivia García, Public Policy and Training Manager My main responsibilities are to: Help advance the development and implementation of a national Latin@ public policy agenda to prevent and eliminate domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence and support healthy families and communities. Work in conjunction with the Policy, Training and Research divisions to develop […]

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Written by Olivia Garcia, Public Policy and Training Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network On March 27, 2019, Justice for Migrant Women and other co-sponsors, including Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network, hosted Out of the Shadows: Exposing Workplace Sexual Violence Against Farmworker Women and Other Low-paid Women Workers Congressional Briefing. Farmworkers and other […]

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Makeda Touré, Project Specialist, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network My name is Makeda Touré and, I am a 25-year-old South Minneapolis resident who gives the sparkling water industry a significant part of my income. I am really into popular culture, comedy and The Sims. At Casa de Esperanza, my main responsibility is to provide […]

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The following information comes from Casa de Esperanza’s Te Invito campaign, a toolkit of resources and information to encourage Latino men and boys to prevent domestic violence. This campaign asserts that being an ally to women and girls goes beyond supporting their causes. It is connected with self-reflection because as an ally, you really need […]

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