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Tag Archives: National Latin@ Network

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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Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce its publication of the Te Invito Facilitator’s Guide. This facilitator’s guide was created to serve as a helpful manual for advocates, community leaders, service providers, counselors, parents, and those who work with men involved with domestic violence to help steer the men they work with […]

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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: Heidi Notario, M.A., Director of Implementation and Social Change; and Micaela Ríos Anguiano, Project Manager; Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network. Audre Lorde thought of self-care as an act of political warfare. For many of us, the notion of taking care of ourselves often proves difficult or intangible, at best. Today, in particular, […]

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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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By: Anonymous Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. Even having conversations with our immigration attorney is difficult. The dread of hearing dismaying news about our case weighs heavily on my husband and I during the silent car ride to their office. He glances around nervously as […]

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By: Jorge Vidal, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Casa de Esperanza recognizes the significant contributions of culturally specific community-based organizations to the anti-violence field. As the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Provider for the Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) grant issued by the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), one of our primary goals […]

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Written by: Maggie Nicholson, Team Leader and Youth Advocate, YWCA Central Massachusetts While social media is designed to connect people and communities, there are always potential consequences with sharing your personal information online. Sometimes this may be as simple as not wanting aspects of your lifestyle shared with certain friends or family members, but there […]

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When Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was first implemented, we asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey which included a question that asked them if they had ever helped a survivor of sexual or domestic violence obtain DACA. We heard stories […]

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