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#SAAM: I'm Sorry

As April comes to a close, we wanted to share this story, written by Robert de León, about his experience as a Latino man coming to terms with his role in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

"It's surprising to me now that no one ever took the time to thoroughly explain this to me or any of my friends and / or classmates. I truly believe that such a campaign could have made me more aware or alert, it definitely would have given me the strength and a voice - to stand up and speak out."

**Trigger warning: Sexual assault**

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Webinar Cómo usar las Redes Sociales para Promover el Trabajo de su Organización

Martes, el 9 de mayo, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm (hora del centro)

¿Es usted la persona responsable de manejar las cuentas de redes sociales de su organización? ¿Le desalienta la agobiante tarea de hallar maneras efectivas de alcanzar a su audiencia? Aunque mantener una cuenta personal de Facebook para estar en contacto con amig@s y familiares es fácil; usar las redes sociales para hacer marketing para una organización sin interés de lucro es un campo muy diferente. Este seminario web le ayudará a entender cómo usar las redes sociales para lograr su meta e  incrementar su audiencia. 

En este seminario web l@s participantes aprenderán a: 

* Cómo usar Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, y LinkedIn para beneficiar a su organización. 
* Cómo desarrollar una estrategia efectiva para el uso de las redes sociales. 
* Cómo diseñar sus mensajes para que sean atractivos para una audiencia amplia y ayuden a lograr un incremento en la participación. 
* Cómo interpretar la información que se puede extraer de las redes sociales para constantemente mejorar la estrategia a seguir. 

Rebecca De León 
Coordinadora de Comunicaciones y Marketing 
Casa de Esperanza: Red Nacional Latina 

Haga clic aquí para registrarse
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2010-2012 State Report: Implications for Prevention

Wednesday, May 17
2pm - 3:30pm EST

The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has released a  report from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVSthat includes national and state-level findings from data collected from 2010-2012 on sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.  In the web conference, CDC will describe the findings of the report. We will then explore the implications for prevention of domestic violence and sexual violence.

By the end of this web conference attendees will be able to:

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National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

June 5-7, 2017 
San Diego, California

*Open to judicial officers only*

Judges are invited to attend this two-and-a-half day interactive training that utilizes case scenarios, small group discussions, practical courtroom exercises and "mini" lectures to cover important topics, such as:
  • Victim demographics
  • Risk factors
  • Recruitment and control tactics
  • Trafficking legislation
  • Complex trauma
  • Historical/intergenerational trauma
  • Cultural considerations
  • Services and placement
  • Judicial leadership
New and experienced judges will return home with the tools they need to develop or enhance their ability to identify and work with child sex trafficking victims. Judges will also have the opportunity to connect with and learn new ideas and practices from other judges from jurisdictions across the country

Click here to register for this training event
Saturday, April 29, 2017
12pm - 5pm EST
Gryphon, 1337 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC

As a follow-up to the PolicyThink: Women of Color Policy Summit held on November 15, 2016, CELIE (the Civic Engagement and Leadership Institute for Everyone) presents the #PolicyWithAPurpose civic engagement day party on April 29th from 12 pm to 5 pm, in collaboration with Suited Lifestyle and  national association partners. This day marks President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. We will commemorate the day with the review of actions taken by the Trump administration related to the policy priorities developed and shared with the Administration and Congress on behalf of women of color. CELIE will present a First 100 Day Report Card, and review best practices related to gaining the attention of elected leaders. Thought leaders will participate in a panel discussion. We are reconvening summit participants, national organization partners, millennial influencers and others. Media personalities, members of Congress and other national leaders have been invited to speak. DJ Taylor Arielle will serve as the mistress of sound. 

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May 23, 2017
3p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Long-time activist and scholar Mimi Kim will provide a historical examination of the anti-domestic violence movement and its eventual reliance on carceral or pro-criminalization practices and policies.  She will explore the development of the victim witness programs and the Community Coordinated Response.  By focusing on this historical tale, Mimi will discuss how actions that can seem strategic and even radical can turn into something quite different than originally envisioned.  Mimi will also talk about how the lessons of history can also give us guidance as to how we can move forward in our work to end violence.

Mimi Kim, Ph.D.                                         
Founder of Creative Interventions Assistant Professor of Social Work
California State University, Long Beach

Click here to register for this webinar.

May 16, 2017
3p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
The term "hyper-incarceration" highlights that the tremendous growth in incarceration is concentrated in particular geographic locations (low-income neighborhoods of color) and has concentrated effects felt disproportionately by African Americans. In this webinar, Professor Donna Coker will discuss the enormous growth of the US prison population and the larger phenomenon of what Beth Richie describes as "Prison Nation."  She will describe the impact that mass incarceration and the growth of criminalization has on work to prevent and respond to domestic violence and sexual assault. She will discuss how survivors end up in prison for crimes that flow from their victimization; the physical and sexual violence perpetrated against individuals who are incarcerated; and the ways victims of DV and/or SA in neighborhoods targeted for surveillance and arrest related to the "war on drugs" fear police intervention. She will focus her remarks on less well-known consequences of hyper-incarceration that have dramatic effects on DV and SA. Mass incarceration deepens poverty, weakens social networks, and creates trauma-effects that increase the risk of male-on-female domestic violence. She will then discuss how these connections between hyper-incarceration and DV and SA should impact the work we do.

Donna Coker, JD, MSW                                          
Professor of Law at the University
Miami School of Law

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Deadline: May 11, 2017

Although many systems exist to respond to child and youth victimization issues, these systems often fail to communicate and collaborate effectively to get to the root of the problem.

The competitively awarded state-level demonstration sites will bring all of the relevant systems and professionals together to establish a coordinated approach. This approach will ensure that every child entering these systems is assessed for victimization, that children and their families are provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs, and that practices and policies are established to sustain this approach long term.

The project will be conducted in two phases-Ph ase 1: Planning (15 months) and Phase 2: Implementation (5 years).

OVC expects to make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each through this demonstration initiative.

Apply by May 11, 2017
Casa de Esperanza: Finance Director

This finance director is the lead financial position for the organization and is responsible for providing sound financial oversight, management, and leadership while promoting Casa de Esperanza's objectives and goals. The finance director supervises two accountants. 
Click here for more information about this position
The Family Place: Various

Here are some of the positions open at The Family Place:

Bilingual Counselor   
Bilingual Case Manager 
Children's Case Manager  
Bilingual Adult Counselor  
Children's Program Coordinator and Counselor
Hotline Counselor
Children's Counselor

The Women's Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour: Deputy Director

This is an exempt, temporary position that will transition to Executive Director as per the agency succession plan. This position is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the provision of agency planning, management and evaluation as part of the agency succession plan.

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 Coordinator


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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