A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Advancing Scholarship and Community-based Solutions for Latino Boys and Men

Developing culturally relevant human services for racial and ethnic minorities has become a national priority. However, understanding what works, how it works, and why it works within certain cultural-specific communities continues to be severely limited, despite efforts of professional fields to promote multicultural practice. This limitation is only intensified when looking at the subpopulation of boys and men within communities of color. One way to fill this gap is to utilize a culturally specific framework to guide the scan of various sources of knowledge such as academic literature and community-led products.

Click here to read what the researchers suggest to engage Latino men and boys.
SiriusXM's Make It Plain tells stories of DACA recipients with #DREAMerADay

Make It Plain, hosted by  Matsimela Mapfumo-Mark Thompson is a political, human rights, and breaking news program. Matsimela passionately and provocatively mod erates discussion with well-informed listeners and nationally known leaders and celebrities on pressing political, social, economic, cultural and spiritual issues. 

The program's latest series tells stories of DACA recipients, the role that the executive order played in their lives, and how they view their future now. Visit MIP's Facebook page for more information and to hear their stories. 

Click here to hear the latest DACA recipient, Pierre Berastaín, tell his story about leaving his home country of Peru.
USCIS releases DACA infographic

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website has released an infographic with information about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, breaking down what the latest rescission of DACA means for future applicants, current recipients, and applying youth.

Click here to download the image. 
National Crime Victim's Rights Week theme announced

Theme : Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims
Colors : Navy, Pink, and Teal
Dates : April 8-14, 2018

This year's NCVRW theme emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. To reach all victims, we must expand our circle by building relationships, removing barriers, and engaging our community.

It's not too early to start preparing for this important week!

Sign up for the NCVRW mailing list  to receive a 22" x 28" paper copy of the Theme Poster, as well as emails regarding the 2018 Resource Guide, the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony, and future National Crime Victims' Service Award nomination periods. 

Visit the OVC's NCVRW webpage  for additional information

By: Matthew Desmond

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  is a 2016 non-fiction book by Matthew Desmond . Set in the poorest areas of  Milwaukee Wisconsin , the book follows eight families struggling to pay rent to their  landlords  around the  2008 financial crisis . It highlights the issues of  extreme poverty affordable housing , and economic exploitation in the United States.
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Tomorrow deadline for VAWA survey

The Co-Chairs of the Immigration Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence seek your feedback on the top immigration-related issues you would like to see addressed as part of the 2018 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Your concerns, suggested "fixes," and recommendations can relate not only to immigration benefits for survivors, but also access to services, issues related to immigration enforcement and others. In addition, it is also critical to assess what existing benefits, processes, and protections you feel may be particularly at risk and need to be safeguarded in legislation. Please list your priority area(s) in the survey below, as well as indicate whether you are interested in outreach and advocacy activities. This survey is our initial step to seek your input, and there will be additional opportunities for feedback and discussion.
We want as many voices as possible, so multiple people at the same agency may respond to the survey, and we encourage those who work with survivors in a variety of disciplines to participate.  Please complete the survey by tomorrow, September 22, 2017.

Thank you for the important work you do and for taking the time to fill out this survey.  Your experience and input are very important to help shape VAWA advocacy efforts going forward.

Click here to access the survey.
JWI spearheads DVAM campaign highlighting unity in religious response

JWI's Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (IC) is spearheading a DVAM campaign highlighting the unity of religious response to domestic violence and the importance of healthy relationships, healthy families, and respect for women. The coalition is composed of over 30 organizations representing Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Bah'ai faiths, that come together to advocate for national legislation and public policies that protect all people from domestic and sexual violence.
They would love for you to engage with the campaign. Find three ways to participate below!
Campaign Details:
  • The IC is hosting a TwitterStorm on Oct. 16th from 2pm - 3pm EST. Please participate by using #DVAM and #FaithSupportsSurvivors! Click here for sample tweets.
  • The IC is hosting a panel discussion on the impact of increased deportations on domestic violence survivors and what the faith community can do provide support and safety to these communities. The confirmed panelists are Silvana Arista, an attorney and project coordinator at CLINIC Legal, and Aisha Rahman, Executive Director at KARAMAH. We would love for you to attend on Oct. 17th at 10 a.m. EST. Click here to RSVP!
  • Throughout October, we will be tweeting out pictures of individuals holding up the "My ^ Faith Teaches..." placard. Help us get more images by printing out the sign, filling it out, and having someone take a picture of you holding it. Email dkarp@jwi.org with your pictures!
Click here for more information on this campaign.
DVAM resources and tips

If you missed NRCDV's webinar DVAM Countdown: Last Minute Tips and Ideas, you can still find  all resources listed on VAWnet at  https://vawnet.org/material/dvam-countdown-last-minute-tips-and-ideas
  • Webinar Announcement
  • Webinar Slides
  • Closed Captioning CART file
  • Public Chat
  • Webinar Recording
NRCDV wants to hear more about your training needs. Share your thoughts on the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BQQL53S

Don't forget that this year's campaign hashtags are #DVAM2017, #ThisIsDV, and #ImAnAdvocate.
Call for Presenters 2018 National Conference on Bullying

March 7 - 9, 2018
Reno, NV

The School Safety Advocacy Council, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education and the Washoe County School District announced that t he Call for Presenters is now open for the 2018 National Conference on Bullying, and by October 1, 2017, they will begin reviewing the breakout proposals.

The council is also excited to announce that beginning this year, there will be a separate tract for middle and high school students to attend, so sessions geared to younger attendees can also be included.

Click here to submit your proposal to present at this conference.
Webinar Intersectional Framing in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, describes the ways in which identities work together to inform how a person or group of people interface with other individuals, institutions, and systems. African American survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault have historically been at the center of research and policy aimed to uplift intersectional approaches to understanding and responding to gender-based violence -- and it remains of importance today.

Please join NBWJI for a webinar featuring Ms. Tonya Lovelace-Davis, Executive Director of the Women of Color Network, Inc. and Ms. Dereca Blackmon, Dean, Stanford University for a discussion on understanding how intersectional framing can increase the capacity for technical assistance providers to better respond to DV/SA survivors.

Click here to register for this webinar
Casa de Esperanza: Program and Administrative Assistant

This position is responsible for administrative and project support to maximize productivity and promote achievement of Casa de Esperanza's goals.The Program and Administrative Assistant provides general administrative support at the administrative front office and supports programs, managers, and directors. 

Casa de Esperanza: Men's Coordinator

Location: Twin Cities Metro Area, MN

This position is responsible for facilitating safe spaces and training opportunities that meet the needs of men and boys in the Latin@ community, including the efficient operation of all community-based initiatives.

Safe Horizon: Crime Victim Advocate - Bronx - 40th Precinct

Location: The Bronx, NY, 40th Precinct

The Crime Victim Advocate Program (CVAP) is a joint program of Safe Horizon and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) that will assign advocates to every police precinct and Police Service Area (PSA) citywide.  The Safe Horizon Crime Victim Advocate will partner with police personnel to provide outreach to victims who have filed reports to the precinct or PSA. The crime victim advocate will work with all victims of crime who seek assistance from the NYPD with a specific focus for victims who have filed a report as a victim of a violent felony offense and those who have filed two or more police reports with the past 12 months. The crime victim advocate will also be available to work with victims of domestic violence who have filed reports to the precinct on an as needed basis. 

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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