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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and every year, Casa de Esperanza aims to raise awareness about domestic violence in connection with partners as a part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. As part of this project, national violence prevention organizations work to create unified messaging that will reach a wide audience, highlighting the […]

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By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz, Community Engagement Communications Specialist, Casa de Esperanza With sunlight flooding into the collaborative work areas of the new administrative office for Casa de Esperanza in St. Paul, Minnesota, women who participate in the Fuerza Unida Amig@s initiative put the finishing touches on the altar they created for Día de los Muertos. On […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to […]

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Casa de Esperanza is part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, along with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and several other national partner organizations. The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports the rights of all individuals, especially women and girls, to live in peace and dignity. The purpose of the DVAP is […]

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1. Understand collective and historical trauma. Understand the origins of historical, collective, structural, and intergenerational trauma, and recognize Latin@ survivors’ resiliency, wisdom, and strength. To learn more about the different kinds of traumas, read Trauma-informed Principles Through a Culturally Specific Lens. 2. Avoid making assumptions and be prepared to challenge your own beliefs about Latin@ […]

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Each year, in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month(DVAM), national DV organizations gather as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) advisory board to discuss and plan ways to support advocacy networks throughout the country in their ongoing public education efforts through public awareness, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building, and technical assistance. This year, the […]

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By: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember the many victims and survivors who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness about a social ill that affects 1 in 3 women. In the face of a problem of such epidemic […]

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #DVAM2016 and #ThisIsDV for daily facts about domestic violence. Click here to download these facts in an 11″ x 17″ printable poster. 1 in 3 Latinas have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime 50% of Latinas who experience abuse never report it Due to barriers like anti-immigrant laws, […]

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For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we present a new infographic on domestic violence in the Latin@ community. While domestic violence affects all communities in the United States at similar rates, this infographic highlights unique dynamics that are specific to the experiences of Latin@ survivors of violence. National statistics about the experience of domestic violence among […]

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By the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) View this post on the NRCDV’s website here. A commonly used parable in social justice fields tells of two people fishing downstream. Suddenly a person comes down the river struggling for life. The fishers pull her out. Then another comes and again must be rescued. This […]

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