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Trauma informed principles

This document attempts to define the core principles of trauma informed work through a culturally specific analysis. The content of this resource is primarily intended for culturally specific, community-based organizations and seeks to provide practitioners with accessible language to describe the trauma informed/culturally specific overlap of their work. In our experience […]

Family detention report

Since 2011, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the arrival of Latina immigrant women and their children, primarily from countries in the northern triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras). During the last two years, the U.S. government apprehended more than 150,000 immigrant family units, primarily […]

Immigration and crime

For more than a century, innumerable studies have confirmed two simple yet powerful truths about the relationship between immigration and crime: immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes or be behind bars than the native-born, and high rates of immigration are associated with lower rates of violent crime and property […]

Resources for enhancing access to safety for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

In this document, Enhancing Access to Safety for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, there is information on how to access to services, immigration-related resources for survivors, individual safety planning, public charge resources, language access, materials for agencies, DHS and ICE resources and memos, and COVID Informational Resources.

Trauma informed care poster

7 tips for providing trauma-informed care to Latin@ Survivors of domestic violence. Understand the origins of historical, collective, structural, and intergenerational trauma, and recognize Latin@ survivors’ resiliency, wisdom and strength. Avoid making assumptions and be prepared to challenge your own beliefs about Latin@ and/or other cultures. In addition, do not ask […]

Overview of types of immigration status

This bench card is designed to provide quick access for state criminal, family, and juvenile court judges to help them identify the various types of status that immigrants in state court might have. It is aimed at assisting judges in recognizing non-citizen parties before them who might need the advice of […]

Federal means-tested public benefits

Accessing resources: Federal benefits Federal laws governing benefit programs require federal agencies that administer the benefits to:  (1) develop guidance and eligibility requirements for “federal means-tested public benefits” and (2) identify which of their programs belong in that category. Although there is no statutory definition of “federal means-tested public benefits,” the […]

Increasing language access in the courts toolkit

In early 2014, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) conducted a national assessment of the language accessibility of court systems to survivors of sexual and domestic violence (S/DV), who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  

Socio-ecological model

The socio-ecological model is a prevention framework created by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).It is a tool to consider the complexity between individual, relationship, community, and societal factors to understand the factors that influence violence.

Campus tool: Tipsheet for working with Asian Pacific Islander students

This tip sheet was created by the National Organization of Asians & Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence & Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity for the Working with Student Populations Campus Consortium from Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza). It is a guide for educational institutions and programs to prevent sexual […]