Youth

A guide for community youth advocates to support Latin@ survivors

Community advocates are leaders who provide direct and indirect services and care to the health and well-being of people in their community. They assist survivors as they manage through systems that intersect with their overall health. Advocates can take action to significantly improve the health and well-being of Latin@ survivors of […]

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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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Teach your children about healthy relationships by teaching them to understand boundaries: DECIMOS NO MÁS

The following information is an excerpt from the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign, a campaign to help parents engage in meaningful conversations with their children about healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and healthy communication in an effort to prevent intimate partner violence. For more information, visit wesaynomas.org. Understanding Boundaries ​Discussing the importance of […]

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The Work of Fuerza Unida Amig@s

Believing in the strengths of Latinas, their families and their communities is a main philosophy of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), a national Latina organization founded in St. Paul, MN in 1982 whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. Our belief that strong communities -not […]

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