A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD's inception in 2012.

What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or like they have nowhere to go for help. Most offenders are spouses, partners, family members, caregivers and other persons in a relationship where the victim and society expect compassion and caring. 

Click here to register for our webinar, "Working Together to End Abuse in Later Life in Latin@ Communities"
Latino Leaders Identify Creation of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity as a Threat to Democracy 

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda expresses deep concern with the recent executive order that establishes a "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity." The creation of the Presidential Advisory Commission lacks substantive reasoning, as its foundation is rooted in the unsubstantiated and false claim of high levels of voter fraud. The purported voter fraud that Trump has alleged occurred during the November 2016 election has no basis in fact. Instead, it aims to disenfranchise Latinos and communities of color. Furthermore, the members of the newly created Presidential Advisory Commission lack diversity on multiple levels, presenting even more opportunities for discrimination and voter suppression.

The Presidential Advisory Commission threatens Latino and other marginalized communities' fundamental civil right to vote and fails to uphold democracy in its most basic form. NHLA will continue to track developments associated with this Presidential Advisory Commission and fight against broad claims of voter fraud that are meant to suppress the vote of those who are part of the unique fabric of this nation.

Click here to read the rest of this statement
NGWCC Call for Submissions (Anthology)

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. is holding open submissions for personal stories, poems, essays and other short stories to be featured in an upcoming anthology, Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. Editors,  Dr. Julie Jung and  Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., with all proceeds from the anthology going to the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. It is through these submissions that we hope to bring awareness, courage, empowerment, and greater solidarity for girls and women of color.
Click here for submission guidelines and more information
Registration for 2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence is now open

Deadline: June 30
Discount code: FWVtotal

Join more than 1,000 attendees at Future's Without Violence's 8th biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence this Sept 26-28, 2017 in San Francisco, CA! 

The Conference presents the most recent research and promising clinical, advocacy and public health responses to domestic and sexual violence.  More than 400 speakers are featured across 3-days of activities, with 200 presentations, 150 posters and plenary and keynote sessions. Be sure to check out the Pre-Conference Institutes that are taking place on the 26th. There will be CMEs/CEUs for many professions; an evening reception; an exhibit hall with resource tables and posters; networking opportunities and artist performances. Scholarships are available!

Click here for more information or to register
Interrogation Techniques for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Investigations

July 31 - August 2, 2017 
Long Beach, MS

**Reserve your spot by June 19

Explore the conversational approach to interrogation. You will learn how to confront the suspect in child exploitation and child maltreatment cases, to include the challenging child sex trafficking suspect. Through an in-depth study of the entire interrogation process, you will learn proven techniques to obtain a full confession. Discuss the dynamics of the process, as well as many subtleties that may often go unaddressed by the interrogator. 

Click here to see the agenda
Click here to register
You're invited: The Magnificent 10
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST

Charlie Palmer Steak DC
101 Constitution Ave D.C.
Washington, D.C. 20001

ROSAPAC (Raising Our Sisters' Assets Political Action Committee), Emily's List, PODER PAC, Higher Heights and the Asian American Action Fund are hosting a The Magnificent 10: A celebration reception honoring the trailblazing women of color most recently elected to Congress.
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Request for Proposals: AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance

The AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance program is currently seeking presentations related to endangered, missing, and abducted children investigations to be used at future symposiums and events.
If you are knowledgeable in the following topics, we would like to hear from you! 
  • Technology and social networking
  • Search and canvass operations
  • Investigative strategies
  • Offender behavioral analysis
  • Case studies related to child abduction cases
  • Child sex trafficking investigations
Click here to  submit your presentation for consideration.

With your submission, you may attach links to your Linked In profile and/or You Tube videos of past presentations.
NCJTC will be recruiting several candidates and the review process may take a few weeks. You will be notified of your status as quickly as possible.We appreciate your patience during this process. If you have any questions during this time, please feel free to call (877)712-6237.
Webinar Economic Empowerment with Survivors

June 21, 2017
12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT / 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET

Economic stability for survivors in transitional housing is imperative in order to achieve self-sufficiency and successfully move on to permanent housing. This webinar will focus on how advocates can begin to talk to survivors about their economic and financial situation in a trauma-informed way, and will give advocates useful tools to use with survivors.

Click here to register for this webinar
Webinar Working Together to End Abuse in Later Life Latin@ Communities

Tuesday June 13, 2017 
2 - 3:30pm (Central)

Older adult survivors of abuse have a complex set of circumstances and often poor options to consider. Elder abuse survivors may have additional needs requiring service providers to examine how they are currently delivering services and how their policies and practices may help or hinder an older survivor.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
  • How generational issues may influence survivors' choices, especially within communities who have experienced historical trauma and oppression.
  • The challenges experienced by Latin@ communities, including immigration and lack of linguistically accessible services.
  • Effective practices for successful collaborations among organizations and communities to meet the needs of Latin@ older survivors.
Eden Ruiz-Lopez, Project Manager, National Center on Elder Abuse
Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Click here to register for this webinar
The NW Network: Finance and Operations Manager

Position Description: Finance and Operations Manager
Reports to: Executive Director

This is a full-time position in an exciting, changemaking service organization. We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a caring and innovative work environment! Salary Range: $54K-$61K DOE
Basic Function: The Finance and Operations Manager ensures smooth functioning of the agency across programs, ensures that the organization is "audit ready" at all levels, monitors organizational compliance with contract requirements and promotes best practices for financial and organizational operations while promoting the organization's values and vision.
We highly recommend people of all educational backgrounds and life experiences apply.
Click here for more information about this position
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. See full description  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 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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