A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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NLN Infographic: HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day

The National Latin@ Network created an infographic with information about HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence as it pertains to transLatin@s.
Resource: Q&A for Advocates and Attorneys Serving Immigrant Survivors

A consortium of several national and regional organizations, experts, and legal resources has created a Q&A about survivor safety and immigration policies for advocates and attorneys serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. 
Meet The Team: Jorge Vidal

Jorge Vidal is the CSSP Project Coordinator, which works to provide technical assistance and guidance to Culturally Specific Services Program grantees. This is a collaborative process in which the grantee and Casa de Esperanza strategize various sustainability solutions to strengthen culturally specific services during and beyond the two-year CSSP grant cycle.

ILRC: Know Your Rights

"[...] everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution. Undocumented immigrants have these rights, too. It is important that we all assert and protect our basic rights."
  • Click here to read about your basic rights if confronted by ICE
Informed Immigrant: Resources on immigration

Here you can find:
  • Legal information FAQs in English & Spanish (compiled by legal experts at NILC, CCC, SEIU, and others based on questions received by organizations in the states)
  • A list of over 600 immigrant rights/immigrant-serving organizations (that many of you submitted previously) and their donation links for when allies are looking for places to volunteer/donate.
  • A legal resource pdf with known and regularly used legal services look up tools
  • NILC's know your rights document.

Conference Call: Self-Care and Cultural Healing

Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:00pm-2:30pm EST

During times when the world around us feels uncertain, our physical and emotional responses to fear can block natural ways that promote inner healing. We recognize that you, as advocates, are an essential resource within the movement to end violence against women and all other forms of oppression and we believe that to be able to continue this work in community, we first must begin taking care of ourselves. We invite you to join this discussion where we will share trauma-informed principles and culturally specific approaches toward a healing and self-care journey. 

Participants in this webinar will learn to: 
  • Identify physical and emotional responses during times of uncertainty and how to overcome fear
  • Highlight common cultural values and characteristics that place emphasis on interconnection and community
  • Discuss practical ways in which to find our personal strengths based on our ancestral teachings, principles, and values
Presenters: Heidi Notario-Smull, Josephine Serrata, PhD., and Micaela Rios - Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

*This call is available only in English

Click here to register for this call
Asian Family Support Services of Austin: Deputy Director of Operations and Finance

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Deputy Director of Operations and Finance will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from project management (business development, budgeting, framing of key approaches, program evaluation and support) to administration (information technology, grant reporting, facilities), and human capital (HR/recruiting, mentoring, career progression).

The Deputy Director will partner closely with the ED to chart AFSSA's future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization's services. Preferred qualifications but not limited to: 5 years in a senior administrative management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency; and Bachelors or Masters in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

HarborCOV: Case Manager

Provide high-quality case management, advocacy, referrals, resources and services to survivors and their children in shelter, our housing program and in our communities through survivor-centered, trauma-informed approaches; hotline coverage; group facilitation; and support client progress using data management software. 
The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of resources in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston and Charlestown. They will be able to balance their love of being part of a mission-centered team with working independently; have exceptional assessment, listening, communication, problem-solving and de-escalation skills; be highly creative, flexible and adaptive; and have a deep understanding of culturally relevant, strength-based strategies within an economic and social-justice framework for working with survivors, the broader community and other members of the HarborCOV team.

ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence: Staff Attorney

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to manage national training and technical assistance projects at its Washington, DC office.

Funding is from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. As a part of the Commission's Technical Assistance Unit, the attorney will have responsibility for working in a team to plan, develop and host national, multi-day, in-person, web-based and telephonic continuing legal education programs for attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking.

Responsibilities include: Identification and recruitment of subject-matter experts as faculty; coordination of curriculum design; development of publicity and registration materials; development, editing, and publication of written resources; contracting with training sites and other vendors; managing registration; on-site coordination of in-person trainings; and budget management. Although this is not a litigation position, the attorney must have the skills and
experience to work effectively with experts to create training materials for attorneys to provide high-quality representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil protection order cases, custody cases and related civil matters.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a law degree and bar admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction; at least four years of legal experience (preferably representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in contested matters); a commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence; the ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing; and excellent research, writing, computer, organizational and interpersonal skills.
It is critical that the attorney be self-directed and capable of managing multiple projects under tight timelines. Previous experience with conference planning or familiarity with United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women-funded programming is a plus. Some travel is required. Salary starts in upper-sixties depending on experience.

Application: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for three professional references to rebecca.henry@americanbar.org with STAFF ATTORNEY as the subject line. Commission staff cannot respond to inquiries.

To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.americanbar.org/cdsv.
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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