A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Te Invito campaign proudly publishes bilingual facilitator's guide

Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce its publication of the Te Invito Facilitator's Guide. This facilitator's guide was created to serve as a helpful manual for advocates, community leaders, service providers, counselors, parents, and those who work with men involved with domestic violence to help steer the men they work with toward understanding and engaging in the movement to end gender-based violence. The guide is a direct result of the feedback we received while traveling and presenting Te Invito to organizations and individuals around the country. Audiences reported that they loved the material, but asked for a guide that organizations could use to navigate the resources and outline the curriculum. We listened to the feedback, and are excited to introduce the facilitator's guide in English and Spanish.

Click here to download this guide in English

Haga clic aquí para accesar este manual en español
Un Llamado a los Padres y Madres: Consejos para Preparar a sus Hijos/as para un Futuro Saludable y Libre de Peligro

Jueves, 14 de diciembre, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST 
La Red Nacional Latina de Casa de Esperanza y el
 Centro Nacional para la Protección de Menores Desaparecidos/as y
 Explotados/as están colaborando para dar a conocer los proyectos respectivosde estas organizaciones: DECIMOS NO MÁS y KidSmartz, dos campañas encaminadas a ayudar a padres y madres a conversar con sus hijo/as de manera positiva y estimulante sobre formas en que se pueden proteger. KidSmartz ofrece materiales, actividades, videos, cuestionarios, consejos, música, artículos y más; para ayudar a padres/madres y educadores/as a conversar con sus hijos/as de una manera no amenazadora sobre cómo establecer planes de seguridad para evitar secuestros y cómo identificar situaciones que pueden ser peligrosas. DECIMOS NO MÁS es una colección de información, materiales y recursos que ayudan a guiar a los padres/madres a hablar con sus hijos/as sobre cómo establecer y reconocer qué es una comunicación, relaciones y sexualidad saludables; de una manera culturalmente relevante a los/as latinos/as.

Eliza HarrellDirectora de Participación, Adiestramiento y Prevención del Centro Nacional para Menores Desaparecidos/as y Explotados/as

Rebecca De León, Mánager de Comunicaciones y Marketing, Red Nacional Latina
Haga clic aquí para inscribirse a este seminario web
Univision announces expanded campaign advocacy for DACA recipients and DREAMers

Univision announced its expanded campaign in support of relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries with the launch of its advocacy tool available at www.univision.com/CallCongresss (English) and www.univison.com/LlamaATuCongresista (Spanish).  
Please help spread the word! Below are some sample social media posts you can use:
  • Until recently, Dreamers have been buying homes, raising children, and serving their communities without worrying about deportation. In September, the government cancelled DACA, leaving Dreamers in a state of limbo. Congress must act before the end of the year! #AllForDreamers www.univision.com/CallCongress
  • It just takes three easy steps to tell Congress that they need to act before the end of the year to save the Dreamers! #AllForDreamers www.univision.com/CallCongress
  • Hasta hace poco, los Dreamers habían estado comprando casas, criando hijos, y apoyando a sus comunidades protegidos de una deportación. En septiembre, el gobierno canceló DACA, dejando a los Dreamers en una especie de limbo. ¡El congreso necesita actuar antes del fin de año! #TodosPorLosDreamers www.univision.com/LlamaATuCongresista  
  • Solo toma tres pasos sencillos para decirle al Congreso que necesita actuar antes del fin de año para salvar a los Dreamers! #TodosPorLosDreamers www.univision.com/LlamaATuCongresista
International Rescue Committee launches new podcast

The IRC is pleased to be launching the Women's Protection and Empowerment podcast during the 16 Days of Activism! The Women's Protection and Empowerment podcast is dedicated to creating space for women and girls in humanitarian settings. We showcase programming achievements, lessons learned, good practices, useful tools, and ultimately strive to foster the global movement. There are 15 episodes available covering a wide range of topics including sex work in humanitarian settings, famine and food insecurity, program start-up, programming with adolescent girls, coverage of VAWG research, promoting organizational gender equality, and the impact of political dynamics on women and girls, among others.   
If you have an Android, find the podcast in the Google Play store by searching for "Women's Protection and Empowerment," OR download the Stitcher App (it's free!) and search for "Women's Protection and Empowerment" and subscribe so you can listen now or listen later.
If you have an iPhone, you can subscribe through the podcast app by searching for "Women's Protection and Empowerment" on your phone's default podcast app OR by downloading the Stitcher app and searching for "Women's Protection and Empowerment."

Click here to access the podcast on SoundCloud
NRCDV's ACE-DV releases speakers guide

The Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (ACE-DV) Leadership Forum, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), is comprised of advocates in the movement to end gender-based violence who identify as having experienced domestic violence in childhood. 
As part of this work, the ACE-DV Speakers Initiative was developed to help build the capacity of adult survivors of children's exposure to share their stories publicly. The Initiative includes the creation of a Speakers Bureau and the development of capacity building tools highlighted below.
Click here to access the speaker's guide and the one-page pocket guide 
Walker's Legacy Launches Beta Open Contributor Platform for Business Journalists and Bloggers

Walker's Legacy, a professional platform for the multicultural woman, launched its newest site feature allowing writers to openly contribute original business and opinion content.

The tech-enabled platform now offers you a broader opportunity to contribute articles, opinion pieces, and current affairs news as business thought-leaders.

Walker's Legacy made it so that you can efficiently contribute to  www.walkerslegacy.com with timely content and news that aligns with its ideals and mission to inspire, equip, and engage our global network of enterprising and professional women.

Click here for more information about the contributor platform and how to submit a piece
International Rescue Committee releases materials for #16Days

Each year, from November 25 to December 10, people and organizations across the world participate in the #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, led by Women's Global Leadership Institute and coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership.

The International Rescue Committee has released a series of materials with additional information. 

New IRC Research on Adolescent Girls:
  1. A Safe Place to Shine: Creating Opportunities and Raising Voices of Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings (report)
  2. Every Girl Deserves a Bright Future (video)
New VAWG Prevalence Study in South Sudan:
  1. No Safe Place: A Lifetime of Violence for Conflict-Affected Women and Girls in South Sudan (report, executive summary, policy brief)
  2. No Safe Place: A Lifetime of Violence for Conflict-Affected Women and Girls in South Sudan (podcast episode)
Blog on VAWG Prevention:
  1. Preventing Violence against Women and Girls in Humanitarian Settings: A Conversation with Women’s Protection and Empowerment Field Staff (Medium blog, part 1 of a 3-part series)
The Best We Could Do

By: Thi Bui

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent -- the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
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Webinar The Benefits of Mentorship: Empower, Lead, Succeed in Organizations Serving Survivors of Violence

Thursday, December 14, 2017
2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
The service of mentorship benefits the mentor, the mentee and the organization as a whole. It is an opportunity to lead and learn, support and empower, testify to successes and honor the opportunity of change. Mentorship improves job satisfaction, enhances valuable skills, decreases staff turnover, increases organizational efficiency and enriches organizational culture.  

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to: 
* Identify the value of work-related mentorships, especially within the community of professionals who work with survivors of gender based violence; 
* Explore the different types of mentoring relationships in order to discern the best fit for your work and style; and 
* Discuss strategies for locating, sustaining, and enhancing mentoring relationships. 

Who Should Participate: Executive Directors, Program Directors/Managers/Coordinators, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and other staff in domestic and sexual violence and stalking organizations.

Jenn Labin, owner of T.E.R.P. Associates LLC 
Vivian Huelgo, Chief Counsel of American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Click here  to register for this webinar
Webinar VAWA 2018 Reauthorization Youth/Prevention Provisions Webinar

Thursday, December 14, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. EST

The process of drafting the next reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act has begun, and you are invited to help shape the content related to Youth and Children/Prevention/Engaging Men and Boys provisions in the current VAWA. In partnership with Futures Without Violence, The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Break the Cycle and Jewish Women International we are hosting a webinar to gather your ideas about how these provisions should be revised to meet current needs.  The webinar is intended for advocates at local programs, state/territory/tribal coalitions, and national organizations. The webinar will be recorded.

The webinar will include a summary of the current version of VAWA and then offer an opportunity for you to offer input for the next reauthorization. Space on the webinar  is  limited. We will provide dial/log-in instructions to the email address used in the registration process.  

Rebecca Henry, Deputy Chief Counsel, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence
Marta Beresin, Director of Legal Services & Public Policy, Break the Cycle
Kiersten Stewart, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Futures Without Violence
Deborah Rosenbloom, Vice President of Programs, Jewish Women International
Click here  to register for this webinar
Webinar Building Legal Capacity to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

December 11, 2017 
11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

There is a large unmet need for immigration legal services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. Abusers, offenders and perpetrators of crime often use a person's lack of immigration status as a principal control mechanism and a means of exploitation. Lack of capacity to respond to immigration issues puts survivors of crime at a severe disadvantage. Department of Justice (DOJ) agency recognition and staff accreditation is the certification of nonprofit legal immigration programs and their staff that allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Please join this webinar if you would like to learn more about the training and technical assistance that CLINIC will be offering to grantees in 2018. Presenters will provide a brief overview of the recognition and accreditation process and explain the topics and format of immigration law trainings to be offered.

Click here to register for this webinar
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. 
Women of Color Network: Executive Assistant

Position is preferred to be based in Harrisburg, PA, but remote work will be considered

The Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN, Inc.) Executive Assistant provides high-level project and administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), helping to enhance the CEO's effectiveness. The Executive Assistant coordinates internal and external meetings, taking minutes as needed; coordinates the CEO's scheduling, travel, and other administrative needs; tracks, monitors, and follows up on projects and action items, working closely with members of the operations team to ensure timely completion of tasks; manages key relationships on behalf of the CEO; and manages special projects. 

University of Colorado Denver  School of Public Affairs - Center on Domestic Violence Rural Coordinated Community Response Technical Assistance Manager

The School of Public Affairs Center on Domestic Violence is funded by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to provide training and technical assistance to their rural grantees on the topic of Coordinated Community Response (CCR). This position, the Rural CCR Technical Assistance Manager, will oversee and carry out the daily operations of the Rural Communities - Collaborative Response project.

The Campaign Legal Center: Communications Campaign Manager

The Manager, Communications Campaigns, will join a talented and ambitious team of communicators working cross-organization on voting rights, redistricting, money-in-politics and ethics. The Manager, Communications Campaigns, will serve as a thought partner to the current communications team, which consists of a Senior Director of Strategic Communications, a Communications Associate, who handles press relations, and a Digital Manager, who manages online engagement. This position will report to the Senior Director, Strategic 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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