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National Compadres Network

“This is not a program, it is an approach, it is a commitment to a way of life.” —Jerry Tello Based in a profound understanding and respect of the Latin@ culture, National Compadres Network  aims to teach Latino men about their positive values, beliefs, traditions, and history by connecting them with  […]

Hombres Unidos contra la violencia familiar

“I want to emphasize that this program was created for Migrant Latino men who have to continually move due to their work.” —Adrian Velasquez Hombres Unidos was created for Spanish-speaking Latino men who are migrant workers. Its goal is to respond to the conditions and difficulties these men face on a […]

Fuerza Unida: An approach for engaging communities

Fuerza Unida is a community engagement process developed by Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza). This manual will give you both the philosophy and the “nuts and bolts” to implement a similar process in your community. Our commitment to the use of listening sessions to evaluate and inform the development of […]

Youth witness factsheet: Structural risk factors to domestic violence exposure, part 2

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 […]

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 : 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 […]