A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Facing the Fear of Deportation, Part 1

Living under the perceived threat of detention and deportation is having harmful mental health effects on undocumented immigrants and their families, according to Dr. Concepción Barrio, associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

"It just creates an air of constant fear and being on edge," she said. "They are afraid to go outside, to look out of place in a certain neighborhood, and to go out and seek a job."

Click here to read more about the harmful effects the fear of deportation has on children.
Conversations Over a Cafecito: Rose Luna of TAASA talks about Latina Leadership

In this episode of our podcast, Conversations Over a Cafecito, we sip our cafecito with Rose Luna, CEO of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Rose is one of three Latinas who lead large coalitions in the United States. She tells us about her experience as part of this minority and her perspective of Latinas in leadership roles.
Click here to listen to this podcast with Rose Luna and Jose Juan Lara, Jr.
Session 1 of 3-part webinar: Understanding Culture and Language: A Foundation for Providing Culturally Responsive Services

Friday, August 31, 2018
1 - 2:30 p.m. EST 

Session I of the series will engage participants in learning to recognize and respect individual cultural differences regarding language and communication as important to working in a sensitive and effective manner with survivors with limited English proficiency. This webinar will examine the challenges LEP survivors encounter while seeking to access services because of limited culturally and linguistically responsive systems of help.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:
  • Enhance their knowledge of the intersections of language as a cultural identity.
  • Engage in critical analysis of unintended assumptions inferred on survivors with limited English proficiency (or speak with an accent).
  • Enhance organizational access to services by fostering more culturally and linguistically responsive services to survivors with limited English proficiency.
Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Click here to register for this webinar
Click here for more information on the three-part webinar series
Tomorrow is last day to apply for organizational capacity training

Application Deadline: August 17, 2018

Enhancing Organizational Capacity for Our Communities: Capacity Building Training for OVW CSSP, Underserved, Tribal, and Rural Grantees
September 19-20, 2018 
Portland, OR
Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District
Enhancing Organizational Capacity for Our Communities is a two-day training that will bring together about 30 participants who are interested in strengthening their capacity to effectively manage, operate and sustain their organizations. The goal of this training is to increase the organizational capacity of OVW grantees and their partners serving culturally specific, rural, tribal, and underserved communities. This regional training will provide attendees with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing, and critical discussions to enhance the work and overall capacity.
*OVW approved*
Click here to apply for this training
CSAJ launches social media campaign, Showing Up
The Showing Up social media campaign will take place over the next two weeks, diving into the issues and themes discussed in the Report in the form of bite-sized infographics. The Center for Survivor Justice and Safety hopes they will help you and your organizations engage with the Report more fully. They also hope they will offer some important information and allow you a few moments to reflect on your own "inward and outward work for equity."
Follow this campaign by liking CSAJ on Facebook or following them on Twitter. And share your reflections and work with the hashtag #ShowingUp
WOCN presents The African American, Black, Afro-Caribbean Consortium (ABC) for Culturally Specific Strategies and Approaches DC Forum
September 10-11, 2018
Washington, DC


The ABC Consortium in collaboration with DCCADV invites you to the Culturally Specific Strategies and Approaches Regional Forum on  "Overcoming Barriers to Effectively Reaching and Resourcing ABC Immigrant and LGBTQ Communities"

Join in conversation to: 
  • Identify the intersections of violence in and against the lives of ABC Immigrant communities;
  • Explore ways to create and strengthen effective and equitable services for Diverse ABC Communities;
  • Share promising practices for community engagement and providing inclusive services and for Immigrants, LGBTQ, Youth and their communities 
  • Explore diverse and holistic healing approaches for ABC survivors
  • Successfully identify, outreach and resource of ABC communities
Click here to register for this conference 
Story sharing opportunity: This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week they choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. 

Ira Glass and their team are putting together an episode where we're trying to catalog all the ways immigration enforcement is changing under this Administration. Their sense is that average news consumers are getting stories of various measures taken here and there - with a heavy emphasis on family separation - but don't have an overall sense of the scope of all the changes.  So, they are especially interested in changes for people who are following the rules and applying for asylum or legal status.
With that in mind, they're looking for cases that illustrate some of the changes:
  1. People whose cases were officially closed and then reopened under this Administration
  2. People applying for green cards or visas or citizenship, who make a mistake in their application and get put into deportation proceedings
  3. People whose materials got sent to the wrong address and get put into deportation proceedings, in cases where that wouldn't have happened under previous Administrations 
  4. People with green cards, green card applications or citizenship applications, who find themselves put into deportation proceedings
  5. People discharged from the military or facing deportation after the closing of the MAVNI program
Please respond to Ira Glass directly at:  ira@thislife.org
Last call for Call for Stories: #1Thing

NRCDV Radio's Stories of Transformation podcast station is dedicated to lifting up and honoring the voices of survivors and advocates, featuring interviews with advocates from the field, real life stories from survivors, and innovative practices in advocacy.

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), we mourn those who have lost their lives because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect individuals who work to end gender-based violence. This year we are inspiring action through a unified #1Thing message. We invite you to join us and share your One Thing!

Click here to submit
Invitation to Participate: Study on Survivors' Economic Well Being

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, the Center for Survivor Agency & Justice, and Adrienne Adams, a researcher from Michigan State University, are partnering on a study to better understand survivors' economic well-being. The information gained from this study will be used to develop a tool that can be used by advocates, programs, and researchers to assess survivors' economic well-being. It will produce important information about economic abuse, its effects, and the help survivors have received and need to address it.  
The researchers are asking programs to partner in the study by recruiting survivors to fill out a paper survey. To participate, please have your staff tell clients about the study, provide the survey and a private space in which to complete it to those who are interested, thank them with a $5 gift card, and return the completed surveys to Adrienne at MSU. The researchers will provide all necessary materials, gift cards, and postage. The timeline for the survey is available at the end of this email. 
Please note: Your program and survivor participation in this study are completely voluntary.
The programs that choose to participate in the study will receive a site and/or state specific report of the findings. Also, the researchers will host a webinar to share the findings from the full study with all participating organizations. This is an opportunity to learn more about how to assess and address economic abuse and its effects.
The researchers are seeking to partner with programs across the country to strengthen the diversity represented in the study. Our state is part of their effort to recruit a sample of 600 survivors who are diverse in terms of income, identities, experiences of abuse, and geographic locations. It's important that the study represent the experiences of diverse survivors.   
If you would like to find out more about what is involved in this study or if you are interested in partnering on the project, please email Sara from CSAJ ( sarawee@csaj.org) and Adrienne from MSU ( adamsadr@msu.edu).

By: Julio Cortazar

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
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Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence: LAP Project Manager
The LAP Manager for the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP), Certification and Retraining, will assume overall responsibility for the management of a LAP project focused on re-training and certification of LAP sites, including overseeing the evaluation process, managing the certification program, and co-managing all materials development.

Now accepting submissions

We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
  • Working with Latin@ youth
  • Working with immigrant Latin@s
  • Health care and gender-based violence
  • LGBTQ Latin@ communities
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
  • Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.

If you're interested in submitting a blog post,  click here to email Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Manager


The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza´s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.

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