A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Creating a home with healthy communication is foundational: DECIMOS NO MAS

As children are exposed to new ideas and experiences, it can be hard to know what to say. Nobody has all of the answers, but what's most important is to keep your conversations going.

Your children are always watching and learning from you because they respect you and look up to you. One child development expert said, "Kids hear about 1% of what we say and 100% of what we do."

Healthy family communication permits family members to express love and admiration for one another - their needs, wants, concerns, and their differences. It includes verbal and nonverbal ways to exchange information as well as the ability to pay attention to what others are thinking and feeling.

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Capacity Building Training for OVW CSSP, Underserved, Tribal, and Rural Grantees
April 24 & 25, 2018
Santa Fe, NM
Application deadline: March 30
This training has been approved by OVW. Please wait until you receive a confirmation email before making travel arrangements.

Enhancing Organizational Capacity for Our Communities is a two-day training that will bring together about 30 participants who are interested in strengthening their capacity to effectively manage, operate and sustain their organizations. The goal of this training is to increase the organizational capacity of OVW grantees and their partners serving culturally specific, rural, tribal, and underserved communities. 
How to apply:
Organizations interested in participating will need to submit an application for this training, online or through attached form. 
Please apply ASAP if you are interested Click here to apply .

Presented by:
Casa de Esperanza, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Asian Women's Shelter, Red Wind Consulting, and Ujima. This training is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

For questions about this training or for more information, please
contact Maritza Valdez at mvaldez@casadeesperanza.org or 651-646-5553.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K053 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Deadline is Quickly Approaching

March 30: Pre-Institute 
Registration & Institute Workshop Proposals

2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute
At this event, Latin@ Leaders and Aspiring Allies will examine power and privilege to enhance their ability to operate from an anti-oppression framework to end violence against women. 

Click here to learn more about the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute.

2018 National Latin@ Institute Call for Proposals
Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, and evidence-based practices and/or practice-based evidence.

Click here to learn more about the Call for Proposals

R.E.B.I.R.T.H Memoir: Journey to Acceptance 

R.E.B.I.R.T.H is an acronym meaning Realizing Everyone Becomes Invincible Right Through Hurt. This memoir is a self-help guide that chronicles the stages of grief and healing one's emotional life while having been a victim of domestic violence. Through the practice of memoir writing the author relates her individual experiences of abuse with the stages of coping with grief. This book and the author's work is intended to be targeted to women, especially professional women who are domestic violence survivors that had to rebuild themselves and their lives upon escaping the relationship. 
Webinar  What Does the Evidence Say? Innovative Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys

Thursday, March 29, 2018
1 - 2:30pm EST

Promundo is an applied research non-governmental organization whose mission it is to engage men and boys for gender justice. This webinar will present Promundo's latest research from the Man Box Study on men's attitudes, perceptions, and practices as they relate to gender equality. Promundo will also present how such research is informing innovative gender-transformative programming in the United States on engaging men and boys.



Jane Kato-Wallace, Director of Programs, Promundo-US
Brian Heilman, Senior Research Officer, Promundo-US

Click here to register for this webinar
Webinar No MÁS Violencia: 
A Model for an Empowering 
Educational & 
Awareness Tiered  Initiative for Latinas & Providers 
to help address Domestic Violence

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 11:00pm-12:30pm (CST) 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's empowering educational and awareness tiered initiative for Latinas and providers. The initiative, NO MÁS Violencia, helps address fears/barriers that many Latinas experience when contemplating reporting domestic violence and/or sexual assault, taking into account their immigration status and focusing on reinforcing cultural pride/values. Presenters will share what worked in their community and will provide ideas and information to tailor it for your community.
Elaine Hewins, CSW, DVS, Domestic Violence Education & Awareness Program Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Community Health Promotion Program, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System.
Mariam Merced, MA, Director, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Community Health Promotion Program, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System.

Click here  to register for this webinar.
Webinar  Court Culture and Access to Justice

Monday, April 16, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm CST

This webinar will explain the concept of court culture and how do courts have their own culture? What are characteristics of court culture? How can those qualities help or hinder litigants on domestic violence cases, both petitioners and respondents?
Liberty Aldrich, JD, Director of Gender Based Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation
Rosa C. Figarola, Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County
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U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness offers funding for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

Application deadline: April 17, 2018

HUD recently announced a new  Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)  to competitively award $43 million for the second round of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). These funds will provide up to 11 communities, including at least 5 rural communities, with resources to design and implement a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending homelessness.  Applications for the YHDP are due before midnight eastern time on  April 17, 2018.

Click here for more information about this opportunity and to apply
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is a non-profit organization recognized nationally for its pioneering work in domestic violence and sexual assault. CPAF's multi-lingual and multi-cultural services include a 24-hour hotline, short term and long term shelters, counseling, case management, and supportive services. CPAF also provides violence prevention programs, outreach, education and advocacy on the issues of family violence and violence against women, focusing on the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Facilities Coordinator
CPAF is currently looking for a Facilities Coordinator (FC). THE FC shall coordinate with the Operations team to provide day-to-day over sight for the organization's four facilities, under the direction of the Administrative Director. The FC shall be responsible for developing work plans to address the operational needs of the agency, implementing the plan, and ensuring the effort meets expectations as agreed upon with the Administrative Director.

Community Services Manager
CPAF is also looking for a Community Services Manager (CSM). The CSM provides overall management & supervision of the Community Services (CS) Program including supervision of staff, designing program strategies to address DV/SA within the API community, developing and implementing policies and procedures, developing and managing the budget, and coordinating the CS program with others in the organization. The CSM builds out community partnerships to collaborate and co-create strategies to serve API immigrant survivors of DV and SA.

For more information or to apply for either of these positions 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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