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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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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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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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From the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign Be patient Sometimes it can take a while for children to ask their question or tell a story. This may be because they’re still young or because they find it difficult asking you about a sensitive subject. Try to resist the temptation to tell them to get to the […]

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By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce the launch of the redesigned DECIMOS NO MÁS website, an online resource available in English and Spanish that provides parents and adults with tools to help them have conversations with children and youth […]

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Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in.

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Whether with friends, at work, in families, or in intimate relationships, healthy relationships are based on mutual respect, trust, honesty, support, fairness, equality, separate identities, and good communication. Here are some tips for talking with your children about how to cultivate healthy relationships in their lives. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness. Teach your children to make […]

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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, what most important is to keep your conversations going. Talk openly. Encourage open, honest, and thoughtful reflection. Allow children of all ages to express their ideas, expectations, questions, and concerns. Be […]

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This post was originally published by NO MORE on November 24, 2015. Actor Danny Pino starred as Detective Nick Amaro on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for four seasons. We spoke with him about SVU diehards, talking to his children about sexual assault and domestic violence, and Decimos NO MÁS, a new national awareness campaign engaging […]

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