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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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**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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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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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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The Ama Con Sentido (Love with Meaning) Campaign, an initiative of Coordinadora Paz para la Mujeres (Peace Coordinator for Women), seeks to raise awareness about healthy dating relationships among youth and young adults to prevent gender-based violence. The campaign addresses issues from the perspective of gender and human rights, and uses popular educational techniques, such […]

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By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz, Community Engagement Communications Specialist “Listen and respect” “Be our own identity-not what people want us to be” “How to take anxiety off your mind” These are some of the responses participants jotted down when asked what they learned from the 5th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference: Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción. More than […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This blog was written and submitted by a youth member of our Fuerza Unida Amig@s Youth initiative. As teenagers, it can be hard to know the signs of what’s a good relationship versus a bad relationship. We’re still growing and learning from our life experiences and mistakes, and […]

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By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz & Rebecca De León, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop More than 25 years ago, our staff at Casa de Esperanza’s headquarters and shelter, El Refugio in Twin Cities, Minnesota, started Proyecto Navidad as a way to make the holidays […]

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By Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza Social media has grown into such an integral part of modern communication that it’s become impossible to ignore. By now, many nonprofit organizations have recognized and embraced the importance of social media as a free, accessible way to engage audiences on a grand scale […]

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