Men and boys

Result for Men and boys

Te invito campaign Background The campaign was informed by listening sessions conducted with Latin@ men and women from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area. Among other topics, participants discussed gender roles, socialization, education, violence and culture. We asked participants why it is important for Latino men to be involved in ending domestic […]

Tools & materials The materials included in this section have been selected for this toolkit as examples and resources for you and your work for a few important reasons: The materials and resources included here represent engagement strategies that have been documented to work well with Latino men; The majority of […]

Exercise 3: Finding resources Just a week after attending the group, I was watching TV and saw a commercial in which several Latino men were discussing domestic violence in Spanish. I couldn’t believe it! At the end of the commercial, there was a telephone number to call and learn more information. […]

Exercise 2: Going to group Last night I went to the men’s group with Jack, and as I suspected, I was the only Latino there. It wasn’t a good experience. I told them Jorge’s story, and many of the men told me that I should call the police. I told them […]

Exercise 1: Meet Freddy Freddy will be your guide Hello, my name is Freddy, and I live with my parents in West St. Paul, Minnesota. I am 23 years old, single and a senior at the university. I have a stepbrother named Jorge, and he lives with his wife and children […]

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How  One thing that we have learned as an organization that works to engage Latin@ community members to end domestic violence is that HOW you approach the work matters just as much as what you do. Community engagement requires building trust, relationships and credibility as a relevant and effective resource for […]

References Original references Aldarondo, E., Kantor, G. K., & Jasinski, J.L. (2002). A risk marker analysis of wife assault in Latino families. Violence Against Women, 8(4), 429-454. Brabeck, K. M. & Guzman M.R. (2008). Frequency and perceived effectiveness of strategies to survive abuse employed by battered Mexican-origin women.Violence Against Women, 14(11), […]

Interventions Most of the published literature on DV interventions with men is from intervention programs run by social service organizations, individual therapists, or criminal justice agencies (Saunders, 2008). In very few cases, these programs are delivered by Latin@ community-based organizations. Few existing studies evaluate the effectiveness of programs for Latino men. […]

Prevention  Although many prevention programs documented in the literature are limited in their inclusion of Latino men, a growing number of publications are beginning to document information for developing approaches relevant to Latino men. An evaluation of 309 participants indicates that Hombres Unidos Contra la Violencia Familiar has shown promising results […]

Intersecting factors DV occurs within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors including personal, familial, cultural, and socio-political issues. Although researchers have investigated the relationship between certain variables, they haven’t yet isolated a single variable that “causes” DV.  Rather, researchers have learned that DV […]