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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 […]


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

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 […]

Prevalence of domestic violence

Prevalence of domestic violence National statistics about the experience of DV in the U.S. represent estimates that vary by different methods of data collection. Therefore, you will notice quite a bit of statistical variability. Nevertheless, we have presented some of the most recent prevalence information published on Latin@ populations. It is […]

Latin@ community expertise

Latin@ community expertise Working with Latino men to end violence against women: A qualitative exploration As part of the development of this toolkit, Esperanza United conducted a small study consisting of two separate focus groups and interviews conducted with members of the Latin@ community from St. Paul and Minneapolis in November, […]


Why While the number of studies examining domestic violence (DV) in Latin@ populations is growing, research on this issue continues to be limited in both quality and breadth. The various strategies used by researchers to collect data (e.g., phone vs. in-person surveys), the specific questions asked (e.g., number of acts of […]

Nonprofits and lobbying

Nonprofit organizations, designated as a 501(c)(3), are able to do some “lobbying” as defined by the IRS, and there are many activities that are actually designated as advocacy which are permissible for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from any political activity which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or […]

Share information

Share your work We know that the work that you do is great and deserves to be recognized. For that reason, we created this section to invite you to share with others across the country.  Please share your experience, the lessons that you have learned, or share any other information related […]

Ask an expert

Ask an expert This section is designed for those interested in getting an answer(s) to their questions related to general or specific aspects of program evaluation. Our workgroup, which consists of a group of evaluators and community-based practitioners, will work together to respond to your questions. Workgroup members


Resources We developed this final section as an additional resource for your work. Here you will find a series of tables that include links to websites, documents, webinars, and other tools that you might find helpful in expanding your knowledge around program evaluation. Resources designed for domestic and/or sexual organizations This […]