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Olivia García, Public Policy and Training Manager My main responsibilities are to: Help advance the development and implementation of a national Latin@ public policy agenda to prevent and eliminate domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence and support healthy families and communities. Work in conjunction with the Policy, Training and Research divisions to develop […]

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Written by Olivia Garcia, Public Policy and Training Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network On March 27, 2019, Justice for Migrant Women and other co-sponsors, including Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network, hosted Out of the Shadows: Exposing Workplace Sexual Violence Against Farmworker Women and Other Low-paid Women Workers Congressional Briefing. Farmworkers and other […]

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The following information is part of the Case Studies Findings that were published in A Scan of the Field: Learning About Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking, a report published by Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network’s research team. Part of that report is being published here in recognition that January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Case […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In 2008, Congress approved a measure designating September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month to encourage a public conversation on important topics about violence prevention in colleges and universities. When we think about safety, many things come to mind, but safety, by […]

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By: Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network **Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. It is important to note that although I have spent years studying both myself and my mental illness diagnosis, I am not a licensed psychologist. I […]

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In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has put together a series of tips and information taken from the DECIMOS NO MAS Campaign website, to help organizations raise awareness around how parents can talk with their children about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships. This information is […]

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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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