A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Have a happy new year, and enjoy our end-of-year sales!

Our Holiday Sales are still going on! 

Start 2018 off prepared! Until January 1, 2018, you can still buy our Holiday Children's Bundle, NO MAS products, and DVDs, guides, CDs and more at discounted pricing and free shipping! 

Proceeds from these products help Casa de Esperanza and its projects produce free resources, training, curriculum, and services to practitioners, service providers, victims, and survivors across the country. 

Click here to browse our store and get some of these products for you or your organization!
5 Tips on Talking to Your Children About Healthy Sexuality

This week's blog and infographic provide information from the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign. Visit WeSayNoMas.org to access the campaign.

1. Start Early

If you haven't had conversations with your children, it's OK! They still need accurate information, guidance, and support, so there are always opportunities to open a conversation with your children at any age about healthy sexuality.
Affirm that the body is a good and special thing, but keep the conversation age-appropriate.

Click here to read the blog
Click here to download the infographic in English
Haga clic aquí para descargar este infográfico en español
We want your feedback on this newsletter!

We want to know how we're doing!

Please take a moment to give us your anonymous feedback on the National Latin@ Network newsletter. This survey should only take about 5 minutes.

We value your opinions and feedback, and want to know whether the information and resources in this newsletter are meeting your needs and expectations. Please complete this survey by January 5, 2018. Thank you!

Click here to access the survey.
Te Invito Facilitator's Guide available in English and Spanish

Te Invito is a  collection of resources and materials for individuals and organizations to increase awareness and engage Latino men and boys in preventing domestic violence. At TeInvito.org, you will find information about  programs  that have been documented to work effectively, key  cultural consideration s , a  customizable PSA campaign  that organizations can use in their local area, and suggestions for how individuals can  become more involved  in working to end domestic violence. 
This toolkit will be updated as additional resources are created and identified. If you know of an effective or innovative, culturally relevant approach to engaging Latino men and boys in prevention efforts, please let us know through the  Share Your Work section. 

Click here to download the Facilitator's Guide in English.
Haga clic aquí para descargar el Manual para Facilitadores/as en español.
Webinar  Trauma-Informed and Culturally Specific Practice for Latina Survivors

Thursday, January 25, 2018
12 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST 

In this webinar, National Latin@ Network researchers will provide accessible language that service providers can use to describe the overlap between the trauma-informed and culturally specific aspects of their work. Presenters will first present principles developed using research the NLN gathered from culturally specific practitioners across the domestic violence field. Then, presenters will discuss findings from a national research project designed to evaluate culturally specific and trauma-informed aspects of service for Latina survivors.
Dr. Josephine V. Serrata, Director of Research and Evaluation, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, Manager of Research and Evaluation, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network 

Click here to register for this webinar
From NRCDV: Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Beyond Resolutions, Envisioning Your Future

For many people around the world, January first represents an opportunity for renewal or rebirth, a time to make a promise towards self-improvement.

This Technical Assistance Guidance is intended to help advocates and survivors at domestic violence programs think beyond resolutions and harness the energy of the coming new year to focus on setting realistic life goals that will promote resilience and healing.

Click here to access this TA guide
UN releases 2017 Year in Review

From the rise of #MeToo and the Women's March to domestic violence laws in Kyrgyzstan, UN Women takes a look back at major events and achievements across the world that helped advance women's rights and elevate their voices. 

Click here to see the Year in Review for women
Break The Cycle publishes video reminding us holidays might be different for victims of abuse

From Break the Cycle: "For people in abusive relationships, the holidays aren't always what you see and the merriment you hear doesn't always ring true. Don't let this song be the only one that victims hear this holiday. Shine a light on emotional abuse."  

Click here to view this video
La 4ª Conferencia Mundial de Refugios para Mujeres 

Del 4 al 7 de noviembre de 2019 
Taipéi, Taiwán 

La 4ª Conferencia Mundial de Refugios para Mujeres (4WCWS, de sus siglas en inglés) acogerá a 2.000 personas de 120 países y creará una comunidad que compartirá sus ideas sobre cómo fortalecer los refugios para mujeres y acabar con la violencia de género. 
Si estás interesado/a en asistir y te gustaría recibir noticias y novedades, rellena el formulario, por favor. Tus respuestas además nos ayudarán a diseñar el programa de la 4WCWS para que se traten las necesidades más relevantes para ti. 

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By: Laia Jufresa

It started with a drowning.

Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious 12-year-old who spends her days buried in Agatha Christie novels to forget the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the summer she decides to plant a milpa in her backyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their past. The ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out and questions emerge - Who was my wife? Why did my Mom leave? Can I turn back the clock? And how could a girl who knew how to swim drown?

In prose that is dazzlingly inventive, funny and tender, Laia Jufresa immerses us in the troubled lives of her narrators, deftly unpicking their stories to offer a darkly comic portrait of contemporary Mexico, as whimsical as it is heart-wrenching.
Description from Google Books
SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA):
Offender Reentry Program

Deadline: January 26, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Offender Reentry Program (ORP) grants.

The 2018 ORP program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders/ex-offenders with a SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. These individuals are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers (i.e., the population of focus).

The full 2018 ORP expansion announcement can be found on the SAMHSA website at FOA Number: TI-18-003. When you are searching for a funding opportunity on Grants.gov, use SAMHSA's FOA number as the Funding Opportunity Number listed above.

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 16
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $425,000
Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.
Apply for OVW funding  for Training & Services to  End Violence Against Women with Disabilities   

Register by: Jan 5, 2017
Apply by: Jan 26, 2017

This solicitation supports activities that focus on individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Grants funds may be used to:
- Establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships  
- Increase an organization's capacity to provide services  
- Identify needs and develop plans to meet those needs and build a strong foundation 
Download the solicitation and read it carefully. 
More solicitations are coming in the next few months. Subscribe to get an email when one is released. See last year's solicitations to get an idea of what might be coming this year. Visit the Awards Page to see who received a grant last year.   
Apply for OVW grants for underserved populations

Register by: Jan 5, 2017
Apply by: Jan 26, 2017

This solicitation supports outreach to and services for individuals in underserved populations who are survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Underserved populations face challenges created by lack of availability of culturally relevant services and by marginalization due to geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, racial and ethnic identity, or special needs. 

Grants funds may be used for a range of activities, such as:
- Develop and implement population-specific outreach materials and victim services
- Increase the ability of organizations to provide outreach and services for underserved populations  
- Train and educate community partners and criminal justice professionals
Download the solicitation and read it carefully. 
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV): Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Systems Change

The Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships and Systems Change will lead boldly in challenging the culture, practices, policy, and power of institutions and systems that create the conditions for gender and racial violence and systemic oppressions. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-President will provide visionary and hands on leadership to NRCDV's Policy and Research Team and its collaborative efforts to build and support a strong community of policy advocates committed to racial equity as a core element of gender justice.

National Organization for Women: Communications Director

Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. (one block from Metro Center). This is an in-house, full-time position in our Washington, D.C., office so please be local to D.C. or willing to relocate. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: January 1

The National Organization for Women (NOW) seeks a full-time Communications Director. The Communications Director will be directly supervised by NOW's president, and will have the opportunity to shape the organization's communications strategy from the ground up.

Competitive candidates will have experience leading overall communications strategy with a strong background in both media relations and online advocacy. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing a website redesign. Knowledge of social justice advocacy, and a passion for grassroots, intersectional feminist activism are essential.

Safe Horizon: Director Research and Evaluation

The Director of Research & Evaluation is responsible for overseeing the organization's quality improvement initiatives and evaluation projects. The Director collaborates with program leaders to deepen the organization's anti-racism, trauma-informed and client-centered practices. In addition, the Director contributes to thought leadership in the field through a variety of dissemination efforts including evaluation reports, conference presentations and research publications.  It is expected that the Director will build and maintain relationships with evaluation and academic partners.

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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