A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Tips on talking to your children about respecting themselves and others

During this year's Teen Dating Awareness and Prevention Month, we challenge you to have a conversation with your children or youth in your community about respect in intimate partner relationships.

In this blog, you will find tips on how to:
  • State your values
  • Include everyone
  • Acknowledge and value difference
  • Teach children the importance of working out disagreements
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Casa de Esperanza celebrates its 35th Anniversary

May 31, 2018
Nicollet Island Pavilion
Minneapolis, MN
In 35 years, Casa de Esperanza has grown into the largest Latina organization in the country mobilizing Latin@ communities to end domestic violence.

¡Adelante Esperanza! will celebrate the courage and wisdom of our Latina founders and recognize Latin@ leaders locally and nationally who have a deep and passionate commitment to healthy families and communities.  Join us for the excitement!
Click here to  buy tickets

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table contact Kathryn Ross at 651.646.5553 or  kross@casadeesperanza.org
NLN publishes factsheet on TDV in Latin@ youth

This factsheet summarizes the past 10 years of research literature to understand and identify current trends in the academic research on TDV for Latin@ youth. We restricted our review to Latin@ adolescents in the United States, including male and female youth between the ages of 13-17 years old and middle or high school students.

Click here to download the factsheet in English.

Click here to download the factsheet in Spanish.
Webinar What Works? Preventing Teen Dating Violence Among Latin@ Youth

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST 

Through this webinar, participants will: 
  • Become familiar with the latest research on teen dating violence among Latin@ youth
  • Learn about a program that uses these approaches to prevent TDV through family relationships
  • Get tools to use these approaches in their own work by learning about the DECIMOS NO MÁS toolkit
Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, Manager of Research and Evaluation, Casa de Esperanza
Sarah Fleming, Graduate Social Work Intern, Casa de Esperanza
Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza

Click here to register for this webinar
Victoria "La Mala" spearheads charitable prom accessories giveaway

Victoria "La Mala," a prominent Regional Mexican singer,  launched #TeamMalaPromGiveaway in Los Angeles, a  campaign to provide teenage girls in need with prom attire and a night to remember.

To date, Victoria has provided 37 teenage girls with all their prom essentials -- a dress, accessories, a handbag, shoes, and make-up, hair and other beauty products.

To help promote this event, use the hashtag #TeamMalaPromGiveaway to encourage young girls to apply for the sponsorship.

Click here for more information about this charitable effort.
APP publishes articles in special issue of American Journal of Public Health

The Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that its sister program, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) has worked diligently and tirelessly over the past 3 years to publish an editorial and curated articles in the American Journal of Public Health.
The American Journal of Public Health is dedicated to the publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. The mission of the journal is to advance public health research, policy, practice, and education.
FYSB's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program's work was featured in a special supplement issue of the American Journal of Public Health, titled Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in Underserved Populations: The Way Forward. The supplement was published online on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Review the  FYSB/APP Program Supplement to learn more about research and strategies focused on reducing adolescent pregnancy among vulnerable youth. LeBretia White, APP Program Manager was the Editor for this special supplemental publication. 

Click here to access this guide.
NTF co-hosts VAWA anniversary celebration

March 1, 2018
2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Capitol Visitors Center, SVC - 203
Washington, DC

Along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence have extended an invitation to Congressional staff to attend a briefing and panel discussion in celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Panelists (moderated by Karma Cottman, Ujima)
Sergeant Joanne Archambault, Retired San Diego Police, End Violence Against Women International
Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University
Holly Jennings, Survivor
Shundrea Trotty, Iowa Coaltion Against Sexual Assault

Email your RSVP to advocacy@nnedv.org.
Call for Proposals open for 2018 National Latin@ Institute

*Deadline for proposal submission: March 30, 2018*

Pre-Institute: July 16-17, 2018
Institute: July 18 - 20, 2018
New Orleans, LA

*Pending OVW approval*

The NLN calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls and other forms of oppression to submit proposals for workshops at the 2018 National Latin@ Institute. 

If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal or want more information,  click here to download the workshop submission guidelines.

For more information on the 2018 National Latin@ Institute, click here.
The SAFE Alliance publishes resources for TDVAM

The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace -- both long-standing and respected human service agencies serving survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. 

Click here to read the blog "Rewriting the script of TDV"

Click here to visit The SAFE Alliance's website for more information.
The Road to Llorona Park

By: Christopher Carmona

The Road to Llorona Park is a collection of short fiction about the changing world of la frontera/the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The stories center around the current times when the political upheavals of Mexico began to effect peoples lives on both sides of the border.

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Webinar  Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions

Thursday, March 8, 2018
3 - 4:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will introduce BWJP's new resource, Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions. The guide's authors will present a model for understanding military and veteran-related intimate partner violence (IPV) and examine IPV's relationship to co-occurring conditions common among current and former servicemembers. They will then recommend a community-wide approach to screening, assessment, and intervention that will assist communities to intervene more effectively in these cases and prevent further violence in military and veteran families. Criminal justice professionals (law enforcement, attorneys, judges, pretrial services/probation/parole officers, healthcare and mental health professionals, victim advocates, and IPV intervention programs staff will benefit from this webinar and the guide. 

Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC. 

Hosted by  Brian Clubb, Project Director, Military & Veterans Advocacy, BWJP

Click here to register for this webinar
Webinar  Engaging in Policy Advocacy on Behalf of Survivors: Understanding the Important Role and Rules for Nonprofits

Friday, March 9, 2018
1 - 2:30pm EST

Through this webinar, participants will: 
  • Learn about different types of policy advocacy that nonprofits organizations can engage in.
  • Develop a better understanding of the opportunities and limitations for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to engage in lobbying activities.
  • Access useful fact sheets and relevant resources to assist in better understanding the role and rules of policy advocacy.
Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities

Click here to register for this webinar
Webinar  Getting Your Agency Involved in Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination on Campus

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
3 - 4:30pm EST

This interactive webinar builds on the topics discussed in the presenters' January webinar: Honest Dialogue Needed: Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination on Campus. What are the responsibilities of campus officials in a time of appropriately significant public and media attention to gender-based violence? How can professionals in the criminal legal system and college officials work together to identify intimate partner and sexual violence at the earliest possible stages and partner in long-term prevention and intervention efforts? Through the study of a few recent and prominent cases of gender-based discrimination, advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and other professionals in the community will learn more about the campus disciplinary system. We will focus on coordination among town and gown, finding solutions to complex cases, and bringing justice to people whom too often are not given a voice.

Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, JD, Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator, Cerritos Community College District 
Anton Tripolskii, Training & TA Specialist, BWJP, Co-Presenter

Click here to register for this webinar
HRSA/MCHB offers funding opportunity for  Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Capacity Building Program

Application deadline: March 27, 2018

Last week, HRSA/MCHB posted a notice of funding opportunity, the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Capacity Building Program, HRSA-18-082. Its purpose is to is to improve the health of adolescents and young adults (ages 10-25) by strengthening the capacity of state maternal and child health programs and their clinical partners to address the needs of these population groups.  Within the unique needs of this population, this program includes a focus on behavioral health. HRSA expects to make a single award with a project period of 5 years and an annual budget of $1.15 million.

Click here for more information about this opportunity and to apply
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
National Women's Law Center: Senior Counsel, Education

The senior counsel will work to promote equal opportunities for women and girls in school, with a particular focus on girls of color and LGBTQ students.  Using a variety of legal and advocacy strategies, the senior counsel will address obstacles to educational success faced by women and girls, including student sexual harassment and violence, disproportionate discipline that drives girls from school, and discrimination against pregnant and parenting students.  From time to time, the senior counsel will work on issues as they arise, potentially including equity in athletics, career and technical education, or other issues affecting women and girls in education or in the workplace.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin: Executive Director

The Executive Director will provide a visionary approach to organizational development, with primary oversight of an annual operating budget of $1.2 million and a staff of 20. Responsibilities encompass all organization functions including budget and finance, program oversight, human resources, funds development and marketing and community relations. The Executive Director is the face of AFSSA throughout the community and identifies, cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with key community leaders, funders and investors, strategic partners, and professionals representing complementary services and supports. 

Poverty & Race Research Action Council: Communications Manager

Location: Washington, DC

PRRAC is currently seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and committed Communications Manager.  

This position is geared toward mid-level communications professionals, though dynamic junior candidates may also be considered. Applicants should be comfortable working independently and across teams, and providing initiative on communications strategies. The successful candidate will persuasively communicate the work of civil rights lawyers and researchers to a wide range of audiences. He or she will also engage in strategic partnerships and collaborative campaigns with a range of advocacy partners and local, state, and federal policymakers and leaders.

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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