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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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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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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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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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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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**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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1. Start Early If you haven’t had conversations with your children, it’s OK! They still need accurate information, guidance, and support, so there are always opportunities to open a conversation with your children at any age about healthy sexuality. Affirm that the body is a good and special thing, but keep the conversation age-appropriate. 2. […]

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The following information comes from the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign. You can find information on boundaries under Start Talking: Healthy Relationships: Understanding Boundaries. Information on consent can be found under Start Talking: Healthy Sexuality: Expressing Sexuality. Visit wesaynomas.org for more resources and guidance. Click here to sign up for tomorrow’s webinar, A Call to Parents: Tips […]

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Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of intimate partner […]

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