Research and evaluation

Result for Research and evaluation

We’re excited to announce the new co-chairs of our Research advisory council, Dr. Chiara Sabina and Dr. Carmen Alvarez. Dr. Sabina is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University and Senior Consulting Editor for Psychology of Violence. She centers her research on gender-based violence among Latinos […]

Given the many challenges and structural inequities Latin@ communities have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, what have been sources of strength and hope for Latin@ survivors?  This summer, researchers from Esperanza United and The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health worked with survivors to learn about what has […]

Learning community  We thought about this section as a space to build a community in which we can share resources and learn from each other. We know that sometimes it is hard to find a tool or an ingredient that you can use that is appropriate for the kind of work […]

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) seeks to better serve the Trans Latina community. Gender-based violence (GBV) and culturally specific organizations have the responsibility to acknowledge the realities, barriers, and challenges that Trans Latinas face when accessing services from mainstream and Latina-specific gender-based violence services. This call-to-action report […]

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network), calls for equity in care and culturally responsive services for Indigenous Latin@ communities. This call to action examines the experiences of gender-based violence (GBV) among Indigenous Latin@s in the United States, the unique challenges in accessing care by Indigenous Latin@s, promising strategies […]

Other important protective factors that contribute to resilience among DV exposed children and youth, include building connections (e.g., mentoring), developing personal strengths – such as social competence (e.g., communication), and autonomy (e.g., adaptive distancing), and enhancing maternal monitoring among Latin@ youth. A study on DV and PTSD, found that the amount […]

Children and youth living in homes affected by DV are also at high risk for both future perpetration and victimization—that is, they are more likely to commit acts of DV or experience maltreatment in adulthood. A review of academic research found 16 distinct research studies that identified a link between childhood […]

The negative effects of exposure to DV on children and youth has been well documented in research. Psychological, physical, and social consequences of exposure to DV are seen across ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Infants who witness DV have been found to show symptoms related to PTSD such as trouble sleeping, […]

Emerging research is capturing the complex realities experienced by Latin@ children and youth exposed to domestic violence (DV). This factsheet presents research on the status of Latin@ children and youth in the United States, general facts on the prevalence and consequences of witnessing DV, unique factors that are present for Latin@ […]

This document is our full IPV factsheet of evidence-based facts about Latinas experiencing IPV. While the number of studies examining intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latina populations is growing, research on this issue continues to be limited in quality and breadth. We have compiled what we believe are the most current […]