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Tag Archives: domestic violence

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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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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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: 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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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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**Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. The poems below were written by Isabelle Izea-Martinez, a participant in Casa de Esperanza’s youth leadership program, Fuerza Unida Amig@s. The author wrote the poems for an 8th grade communications class, which called for students to write about issues that […]

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Domestic violence (DV) occurs within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors including personal, familial, cultural, and socio-political issues. Although researchers have investigated the relationship between certain variables, they haven’t yet isolated a single variable that “causes” DV. Rather, researchers have learned that DV is a very complex […]

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