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By: Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network **Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. It is important to note that although I have spent years studying both myself and my mental illness diagnosis, I am not a licensed psychologist. I […]

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Te Invito is a collection of resources and materials for individuals and organizations to increase awareness and engage Latino men and boys in preventing domestic violence. Included in this toolkit is a good example of men and boys in the community coming together to involve other men and boys in the efforts to end violence against […]

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Written by: Kelly Ranasinghe Esq.,[1] Managing Partner of Henderson and Ranasinghe LLP Juan sat next to me on the bench, as impassive as any twelve-year-old in sneakers could be. We were outside his sixth grade classroom on a hot afternoon. I had arrived at his school just after his lunch. As an attorney and guardian-ad-litem for […]

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A Community-Centered, Evidence-Based Practice Approach Casa de Esperanza explores a community-centered EBP (evidence-based practice) approach that we adapted along with many test-tasters, including practitioners, community members and other researchers/evaluators. This EBP approach is meant to align with the work of community-based, culturally-specific organizations that work alongside community members. We hope that it increases understanding of […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In September 2017, Puerto Rico was impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria. More than eight months later, efforts continue to restore electricity, repair homes, and restore public transportation and walk ways, among other things. Within this context, it is important to […]

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When parents talk to their children in a supportive and respectful manner, young people are more likely to develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves. This is also true about sex. Some parents worry it may be too late to talk about healthy sexuality with their children; others worry it may be too early. The truth […]

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By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network. Every year, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) commissions or purchases the art work of a woman to be featured on all their organizational materials in commemoration of International Women’s Day. This year the honor was extended to Cuban artist […]

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Addressing Confrontation ​Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence. Teaching your children to control themselves when faced with confrontation will equip them with tools to build healthy relationships. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness Teach your children to make their […]

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Written by: Patricia Celis González, Bilingual Content Coordinator for The National Latin@ Network, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Last week we published Part I of this blog, which focused on explaining different types of interpretation.  To access last week’s blog please click here­­­­­­­­­­­­.  This week we are releasing Part II, which focuses on tips […]

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Language access provision is crucial for any organization serving domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking survivors. The existence of a well developed and implemented language access plan could very well determine the difference between survivors reaching out for services or continuing to endure the abuse. While Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network has developed […]

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