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Is Now a Good Time? Talking about Healthy Sexuality with your Children

When parents talk to their children in a supportive and respectful manner, young people are more likely to develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves. This is also true about sex. Some parents worry it may be too late to talk about healthy sexuality with their children; others worry it may be too early. The truth is that this conversation is an opportunity at any age.

If you haven't had conversations with your children, it's OK! They still need accurate information, guidance, and support, so there are always opportunities to open a conversation with your children at any age about healthy sexuality.

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Join Casa de Esperanza at this Important Summit 

Communities United Against Domestic Violence: 2018 Summit

When: June 9, 2018
Where: Orlando, FL

After 10 years of continuous work helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Nuevo Sendero is developing the first Hispanic Summit on Domestic Violence in the State of Florida. This summit will provide a day of education on issues relating to the prevention of domestic violence and providing assistance to victims. 

For more information and to register for the 2018 Summit, click here.          

Facing Race will take place in Detroit, Michigan on November 8-10. This will be a great opportunity for you, your friends, and colleagues to attend the largest conference for multiracial justice movement-making. Author, and founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke will be the conference's first keynote speaker.

To read more about the conference, check out the sessions available please click here.
webinar Combating Sexual Harassment in Social Justice Organizations    

Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (PT)/ 12:00pm-2pm (CT)

Attend this webinar hosted by RoadMap to discuss the following: 
  • What's at stake for social justice organizations and our own tendencies to cover up and condone
  • What sexual harassment is and isn't
  • What to do if you or someone you know is harassed
  • Basic information about legal rights
  • What makes a good sexual harassment policy
  • What good supervisors and managers can and must do
  • Peer accountability and community-wide accountability 
For more information and to register for this webinar click here.
When Victims of Battering are Charged  with Crimes:  A three-part Webinar Series

Presenter: Cindene Pezzell, Esq. Legal Coordinator
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Part 1: Background and Overview - June 20, 2018
Part 2: Effective Advocacy Strategies - July 11, 2018
Part 3: Helping Victim Defendants Navigate Concurrent Protection Order Proceedings - July 25, 2018

Each webinar will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
These webinars will be closed captioned.

While each subsequent webinar will build on the earlier webinars in the series,
participants are not required to participate in earlier webinars to sign up for later webinars. Participants can pick and choose which webinar(s) to attend.

Suggested Participants:
Anyone interested in learning more about victims of battering charged with crimes will benefit from these webinars. This may include community- and system-based advocates, criminal justice professionals, and other practitioners. These webinars are open to FVPSA and OVW Grantees as well as to the general public.

The webinars are free of charge (but you will have to pay for the phone call if you dial in).

For more information on these webinars please visit the NCDBW website here.
Planning Implementation and Evaluation hiring now in Chicago

Planning Implementation and Evaluation Org is at the forefront of community and non-profit capacity building in Chicago.  All of our work is necessarily culturally responsive, because of the way we work shoulder-to-shoulder with those providing services in neighborhoods.  We provide outcomes-focused technical assistance to help people do their work better by collaborating to put systems and protocols in place that build the capacity for organizations to conduct their own internal evaluations and systematize continuous quality improvement into their organizational culture.  Our work spans from strategic planning, outcomes identification, measurement, reporting, and program improvement.  

To view the exciting opportunities and for instructions on how to apply, please visit their website here.
Supervisory Family Violence Prevention Program Specialist

Administration for Children and FamiliesCoordinator

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, located in District of Columbia, District of Columbia.

Responsibilities to include:
  • Serve as a senior supervisory program specialist for the Division on Family Violence Prevention and Services (DFVPS).
  • Supervise grantee assistance by assigned staff in nationwide efforts to increase public awareness about the prevention of domestic violence.
  • Provide management oversight and supervision of assigned staff including performance management and evaluation.
  • Serve as a technical and policy resource on Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) for domestic violence prevention programs in states,Tribes, local public agencies, nonprofit organizations,government and people seeking assistance.
For more information about this position and to apply, click here.
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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