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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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Addressing Confrontation ​Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence. Teaching your children to control themselves when faced with confrontation will equip them with tools to build healthy relationships. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness Teach your children to make their […]

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By:  Alexis Guzman, Rachel Bring, Karen Soren  Columbia University Medical Center Alcohol consumption can have significant effects on brain function, which can diminish our ability to communicate with and understand others, make us unable to respond to threats in our environment, and can occasionally lead to aggressive behavior. These factors may play a role in […]

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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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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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