A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Increasing Language Access in the Courts: Advocating at Court

The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved in civil legal proceedings. 

This weeks' blog addresses the need for language access for justice to be carried out, what to do if you as an advocate are asked to interpret, and how to respond when family members are asked to interpret.

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Now hiring: Program-Research Associate

Position Description
This position supports the activities related to the Culturally Specific Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to identify and promote meaningful culturally responsive collaborations. The position works within and supports the National Latino Network (NLN) Research and Evaluation team of the NLN Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence issues statement

November 10, 2016

We don't do this work because it's easy.

It never has been, and as we're all digesting the results of the election and its
implications, we realize that the coming years will challenge us in ways that we have not
been before as individuals, as communities, as service providers, as advocates, and as
a movement to end sexual and domestic violence. That's ok. We'll get through it. We
always have.

Click here to read the rest of this statement
Forum: What's Next?

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
1 p.m.
826 18th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Join Navigate MN for an analysis about the election results mean for DACA, our undocumented/mixed-status families & non-citizens, and how to move forward.

Available in English and Spanish. Foro disponible en inglés y español.

Call 612-584-2022 for questions.
Llama 612-584-2202 si tienen preguntas.
USDE launches searchable page for Civil Rights Coordinators

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights launched the first-ever Civil Rights Coordinators search page that allows the public to search the names and contact information for the civil rights coordinators (Title IX coordinators, Section 504/Title II coordinators, and Title VI coordinators) of virtually every school district in the country. 
 
You can access this info through the Reporting Website, http://ocrdata.ed.gov (through the district characteristics page), or at this separate OCR Civil Rights Coordinators Website, www.ed.gov/civ-rts-coordinators.

Webinar: The Monument Quilt

Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:45 - 4:15 p.m. EST English

This webinar, hosted by Casa de Esperanza, will be an introduction of The Monument Quilt's history, challenges, accomplishments, Latin@ community experiences and how people can implement this project in their own communities.

The Monument Quilt is a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse. It is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, survivors' stories are displayed in city- and town-centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt resists the popular and narrow narrative of how sexual violence occurs by telling many stories, not one. It builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.


Presenters/presentadoras: The Monument Quilt Leadership Team

Lorena Kourousias

Lubia Nuñez-Montelongo

Mora Fernández

Seminario Web: El Monumento de Historias

jueves, 17 de noviembre 2016
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST en español

Este seminario web, presentado por Casa de Esperanza, será una presentación del Monumento de Historias: antecedentes, logros, retos, las experiencias con la comunidad latina e información sobre cómo implementar este proyecto en sus comunidades. 

El Monumento de Historias es una colección de cientos de voces y relatos escritos, pintados y bordados en mantas rojas hechas por sobrevivientes de violencia sexual y doméstica y sus aliadas/os buscando crear y exigir espacios públicos para sanar. Al unir nuestras mantas, estamos construyendo una nueva cultura donde se honra y apoya a lxs sobrevivientes, en lugar de silenciarles y victimizarles. 


Expositoras: Equipo de Líderes de El Monumento de Historias 

Lorena Kourousias

Lubia Nuñez-Montelongo

Mora Fernández

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm EST

This webinar will explore leadership on the organizational level and at the community level. What does good leadership look like? How is organizational leadership similar to and/or different from community leadership? What are the rewards and risks of leadership? How can we best support leadership development of our staff, our participants and community members, as well as our own development? This webinar is geared toward organizational and program leaders who have the responsibility of developing the leadership and capacity of others. Prior to the day of the webinar, please email (mvaldez@casadeesperanza.org) any key questions, challenges or other comments you would like the presenter to address in the session.

Presented by: Patricia J. Tototzintle, CEO Casa de Esperanza 

Casa de Esperanza: Program/Research Associate

Position Description
This position supports the activities related to the Culturally Specific Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to identify and promote meaningful culturally responsive collaborations. The position works within and supports the National Latino Network (NLN) Research and Evaluation team of the NLN Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

New Hope, Inc.: Community Based Counselor/Advocate

New Hope is seeking a full-time (non-exempt 35-hour per week) Counselor/Advocate to work in the southern Worcester County (MA) area. The incumbent will provide advocacy and counseling services to victims of domestic and sexual violence who have been specifically been identified as underserved, including the elderly and/or people with disabilities.
Reporting to the VP of Clinical Services, the Counselor/Advocate will be responsible for working with clients to provide community based and shelter victims with counseling and crisis intervention; safety planning; case management; providing links to internal and external resources; assessing clinical needs and making appropriate referrals; supporting Agency hotline activities; working with police departments to identify and support victims; providing community education; and facilitating support groups.

Elizabeth Freeman Center: Shelter Director

Elizabeth Freeman Center seeks an experienced, passionate shelter director to guide the operation of EFC's emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
 
Elizabeth Freeman Center's shelter is a secure, residential, 10-bedroom house that can accommodate 10-14 households.  We shelter survivors of domestic and sexual violence who are in danger of imminent harm.  Staffing includes a counselor/advocate, a child advocate, a house manager and 24-hour coverage staff.

Click here to see full job description.
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

ABOUT THE NATIONAL LATIN@ NETWORK FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

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.

National Latin@ Network | http://www.nationallatinonetwork.org | 651.646.5553


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