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Youth witness factsheet: Structural risk factors to domestic violence exposure

It is important to understand DV and its effect on Latin@ children and youth’s well-being within the context of the pervasive structural inequities in housing, education, employment, health care etc., that Latin@ and other minority communities of color continue to face. Due to discriminatory redlining, residential and school segregation practices Latin@ […]

Youth witness factsheet: Increased risk of domestic violence in adulthood

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 […]

Youth witness factsheet: Impact of exposure to domestic violence

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, […]

Youth witness violence factsheet: Latina children exposed to DV

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@ […]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Help seeking

These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts. Low rates of reporting and self-help seeking among Latinas experiencing IPV may create the illusion that IPV services are not needed by this population. However, understanding the specifics of help seeking behavior among Latinas can […]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Prevalence

These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts. National statistics about the experience of IPV among women in the United States vary by study and the different methods of data collection. The various strategies used by researchers to collect data (e.g., phone vs. […]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet : Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence-based facts

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 […]

Fuerza Unida

Fuerza Unida is a community engagement process developed by Esperanza United. This manual will give you both the philosophy and the “nuts and bolts” to implement a similar process in your community. Fuerza Unida (literally, Strength United) is a strategy that Esperanza United began as a result of our 1998 strategic […]

Youth Factsheet

Latin@s make up 23% of youth under the age of 18 in the U.S., and in some states, including California and New Mexico, Latin@ youth make up the largest ethnic group. While Latin@ youth demonstrate much strength, they are at higher risk for poorer social, educational, economic, and health outcomes. There […]

Listening circles with Latin@ faith leaders and community members

In 2020, Safe Havens and Esperanza United partnered to conduct two Listening Circles with Latin@1 faith leaders and community members about faith and intimate partner violence (IPV), which is also called domestic violence (DV). The reason for the Listening Circles was to provide a forum to talk about the strengths and […]