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Safety Alert: If you believe your computer activities are being monitored, please access this site from a safer computer. To immediately exit this site, click the escape button. If you are in immediate danger, contact 911, a local crisis line, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.


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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In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has put together a series of tips and information taken from the DECIMOS NO MAS Campaign website, to help organizations raise awareness around how parents can talk with their children about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships. This information is […]

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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 […]

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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, 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 […]

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By: Jane Kato-Wallace, Brian Heilman, and Ché Nembhard; Promundo US There’s been a lot of media attention lately on the behavior of adult men in power, from Harvey Weinstein to government legislators. But research shows that men are socialized early on to buy into toxic ideas of manhood. Recently, along with our colleagues at Promundo, we […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a date remembered by women’s movements that, for decades, have advocated for equality and human rights. Many events have taken place over the years to recognize the importance of International Women’s Day and the defense of […]

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By: Olga Trujillo, JD, Director of Education and Advocacy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network When I was growing up my father taught me a lot of things: some good, many bad. He raised us in the Catholic faith, and one of the things he taught me was about the hierarchy of respect—the one closely […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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