Te Invito campaign publishes bilingual facilitator’s guide
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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 toward understanding and engaging in the movement to end gender-based violence. The guide is a direct result of the feedback we received while traveling and presenting Te Invito to organizations and individuals around the country. Audiences reported that they loved the material, but asked for a guide that organizations could use to navigate the resources and outline the curriculum. We listened to the feedback, and are excited to introduce the facilitator’s guide in English and Spanish.
The Te Invito campaign, also known as the Engaging Men and Boys Toolkit, is a collection of resources and materials for individuals and organizations to increase awareness and engage Latino men and boys in preventing domestic violence. In it, one will find information about programs that have been documented to work effectively, key cultural considerations, a customizable PSA campaign that organizations can use in their local area, and suggestions for how individuals can become more involved in working to end domestic violence.
The campaign was informed by listening sessions conducted with Latin@ men and women from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area. Among other topics, participants discussed gender roles, socialization, education, violence and culture. We asked participants why it is important for Latino men to be involved in ending domestic violence and how men would like to be more engaged in the work. Overwhelmingly, we heard, especially from the men: “Invite us.” We also heard, from both men and women that men listen to other men. These PSA campaign materials were inspired by the wisdom and experiences of the men and women who generously shared their time and ideas with us.
Visit TeInvito.org to access all the resources, materials, and tools that the Te Invito campaign offers.