A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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You are invited to be a role model to boys and fellow men

Here are some things you can do:
  • If you are volunteering your time or money for a women's or girl's organization, tell your male friends and colleagues why this is important for you and invite them to join you in supporting the agency.
  • If one of your friends or colleagues makes a sexist joke or harasses a woman in front of you, calmly and firmly interrupt them and explain that creating a hostile environment for and devaluing women, even "just joking," are reasons why other men feel entitled to mistreat women and girls in more serious ways. You can say things like "I don't think that's funny," or "Those kind of comments make me uncomfortable" or "if some men disrespect women, other men feel permission to abuse them."
  • When other men devalue women in any way, remind them that they are also talking about their mothers, sisters, daughters and so on.
  • Learn to watch movies and TV with a critical eye. We are surrounded by messages that devalue women, minimize the violence that they experience, and limit the ways that men can express themselves and still be considered "manly". When watching a movie or TV with friends, point out casually if there are sexist depictions of women and girls that bother you and explain why. This can also be an opportunity to discuss illustrations of traditional masculinity and the glorification of violence.
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Casa de Esperanza now hiring for positions with the national team

Casa de Esperanza is hiring two positions to join the National Latin@ Network. 

Project Coordinator
This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing training and technical assistance for work funded by grants from the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The position is part of the Training and Technical Assistance team of the National Latin@ Network. See full description  here.

Project Specialist
This position is responsible for administrative and project support for the NLN director, managers, and the technical assistance team, and works directly with program staff and consultants to maximize productivity and promote achievement of Casa de Esperanza's goals. See full description  here.

Click here to see more positions open at Casa de Esperanza.
ASISTA survey: U Visa applicants

Survey deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018

Survey: Identifying Trends for U visa applicants in Removal Proceedings

ASISTA is launching a survey of attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives to help identify trends and issues that U visa applicants are facing in removal proceedings, including ICE responses to stays, continuances, and actions taken by immigration judges. 

Click here to access the survey. 
#FamiliesBelongTogether SPSSI releases special virtual issue

The current virtual issue presents key articles from across SPSSI's journals and aims to inform public discourse on this national calamity using psychological science.

The Caged Children Generation: When Governments Authorize the Practice of Child Maltreatment is the latest Special Virtual Issue compiled to address the recent policy of forcibly separating thousands of immigrant children from their parents in an effort to deter immigrants without legal documents from entering the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The current virtual issue presents key articles from across SPSSI's journals and aims to inform public discourse on this national calamity using psychological science.

Click here to access SPSSI's special edition journal with information about family separations and child mistreatment.
Human Rights First releases resources on family incarceration and alternatives

Human Rights First has created a few resources to share on family incarceration and alternatives to detention since the Administration would like to use prolonged family incarceration as the alternative to family separation.

Top 10 reasons family incarceration is not the solution - Blog and one page pdf

Proven alternatives to mass incarceration of families - Blog, resource page and one page pdf

FamiliesBelongTogether.org provides resources for Day of Action

June 30 is a nationwide call for action to send a message that families belong together. More than 650 events are listed at familiesbelongtogether.org


If you want to get involved, this TOOLKIT has social media graphics and information, and

messaging guidance


A list of upcoming actions to join and/or uplift can be found at the very end of this email and will be updated here.

Participants can also text JUNE30 to 97779 to find an event near them.
CDC information on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

ACEs can be prevented. Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community.

Click here to read more about ACEs.
OVC FY18 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance

Deadline for application: June 27, 2018

The successful applicant for this solicitation will provide specialized training and technical assistance to service providers and court personnel in one of three purpose areas (PAs): PA 1: comprehensive legal services, PA 2: trauma-informed responses and services, and PA 3: increased identification, referrals, and assistance of human trafficking in court settings. OVC expects to make up to three awards (one per purpose area) of up to $900,000 each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2.7 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. 

Click here for more information about this funding opportunity
OVC FY18 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking

Deadline for application: July 5, 2018

By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states; units of local government; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as recognized by the Secretary of the Interior); nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofit and nongovernment organizations); and state and local law enforcement agencies. For the purposes of this program, a unit of local government is any city, county, township, town borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state or territory. 

Eligible applicants are only law enforcement agencies and victim service providers located and operating within the community, jurisdiction, or geographic area of the human trafficking task force specified within the application. 

Click here for more information about this funding opportunity
OVC FY18 Enhancing Access to Services Program

Deadline for application: July 16, 2018

Many victims of crime, particularly those from limited English proficient, Deaf, and hard-of-hearing communities, may experience barriers that prevent them from accessing critical services. This program will enhance language access and direct services in affected communities and enhance the work of community-based organizations and programs working to help victims report crimes and access services they need to heal in the aftermath of crime victimization. OVC will make up to 10 awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations for the provision of direct services to victims of crime in affected communities. 

Note: Community-based organizations that currently receive federal funding to provide linguistically specific services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking should seek to expand those services to victims of other types of crime within that community, including victims of human trafficking, robbery, assault, elder abuse, and DUI/DWI; family members of homicide victims; and victims of hate and bias crimes.   

Click here for more information about this funding opportunity
HHS Family Violence Prevention and Services Program: Family Violence Program Specialist

Serves as a technical and policy resource of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program related to family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence programs to formula and discretionary grantees.


Participates in assistance to the States, Territories, Native American Tribes, State Domestic Violence Coalitions, community based victim services programs, local communities and training and technical assistance providers to increase public awareness about the prevention and intervention of family violence, and domestic violence, and dating violence.

Vera Institute of Justice: Center Coordinator

The Vera Institute of Justice seeks two Coordinators who, in collaboration with the Center Administrative Manager, will handle the administrative work of the Center on Victimization and Safety. The Coordinator reports directly to the Center Administrative Manager, and indirectly to the Center Director, Deputy Center Director, and Center Associate Director. The Center on Victimization and Safety employs a diverse, interdisciplinary staff who work collaboratively across projects.

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty : Deputy Director

The Law Center is looking for a smart, strategic, results-driven leader to support and strengthen the organization and help it grow. Reporting to the Executive Director, who is also the organization's founder, the Deputy Director is responsible for program planning and oversight; financial and operations management; and plays an integral role in developing and reporting on funding proposals. The Deputy Director also helps manage and grow the organization's relationships with stakeholders and partners, in collaboration with the Executive Director and other staff. The Deputy Director serves on the management team, staffs several board committees, is a close partner to the Executive Director, and works collaboratively with the Director of Development and Communications.

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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