prevention

New podcast for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and we’re excited to share a new installment of our podcast featuring Felix Martinez-Paz, our Mens & Boys Engagement Manager, and Pheng Thao, Statewide Coordinator at Minnesota Men and Masculine Folk Network, about the role of men and masculine folk in preventing human trafficking and […]

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What can I do to educate my children about sex?

Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to engage in sex. The following […]

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No More: A global initiative with Pamela Zaballa

In this podcast, as part of a series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, Cristina Escobar, our Director of Communications and Marketing, speaks with the Global Executive Director of NO MORE, Pamela Zaballa. Pamela is a global leader in the domestic and sexual violence space, with a special interest in the […]

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Reflections from 2020

Join us for a conversation reflecting on the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 quarantine began in the U.S. Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) staff discuss how our work has shifted during the pandemic and how we’re adapting to meet the needs of our community. 

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#UnaCosa you can do for DVAM is foster important relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and every year, Esperanza United aims to raise awareness about domestic violence in connection with partners as a part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. As part of this project, national violence prevention organizations work to create unified messaging that will reach a wide […]

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Men and boys: Be an active bystander

The following information is from Te Invito, a toolkit to engage men and boys in the fight against domestic violence. This small excerpt briefly discusses how to be an active bystander. Be an Active Bystander This takes even more courage than influencing other men because it involves intervening when you see […]

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A Matriarch Discusses Her Family’s Struggles and Triumphs

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so we spoke with the mother of a family that has participated in our Fuerza Unida Amig@s program, and she told us how it impacted her husband, teenage daughters, and herself as a mother. The original interview was conducted in Spanish by Esperanza United’s […]

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