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In 2015, the Latin@ population in the United States reached 57 million, with almost half (47%) living in suburban and rural areas. Latin@s are not a monolithic group. Approximately 65% of Latin@s are born in the U.S., whereas 35% are foreign-born, having immigrated to the United States. This community encompasses a wide variety of experiences […]

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In Winter 2018, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network’s research team updated the facts and statistics for its resources on intimate partner violence (IPV). Below is the latest, updated information. Contextual Factors IPV happens within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors, both personal and systemic, that impact […]

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Name: Ana De Carolis Title: Project Coordinator Where are you from? I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina but I also have ties to Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, where my family is from. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home at my grandparents house in Rosario, Santa Fe. What inspires you, professionally […]

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Written by: Sarah Fleming, MSW, Grants & Evaluation Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza I have been fortunate to work with amazing evaluators such as Dr. Josie Serrata and Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change and experienced Latin@ practitioners like Ivette Izea-Martinez in our community-based domestic violence prevention initiatives. […]

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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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We are planning to to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Recruitment will occur through web-based correspondence through the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, listserve, newsletter, and personal outreach to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Opportunity […]

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From July 18 – 20, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network hosted the 2018 National Latin@ Institute with the theme, “En la Unión Está la Fuerza: Moving forward together.” In these three days, our passion, commitment, strength, frustration, hope, anguish, experience, and resiliency merged to create a powerful encuentro de líderes. Over the past two […]

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Ensuring Access: Non-discrimination provisions requires providing access to all survivors, regardless of immigration status Ensuring Access to Services Necessary for the Protection of Life or Safety Some advocates or service providers express uncertainty as to whether their program can serve undocumented immigrants. When Congress enacted the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in […]

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Written by: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In recent years, we have seen a rise in public discussions around gender inclusivity in English and Spanish terminology. These conversations are important and worthy of comprehensive, meaningful civil discourse. Language changes to accommodate shifting attitudes, perceptions, positions, and […]

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The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or […]

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