The month of April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. It is a time to raise awareness about the prevalence and devastating effects of these behaviors and crimes, and to educate individuals, families, and communities about what they can do to prevent and put a stop to them.Read More
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Alianza, the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our communities a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.
You can also visit: www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing to learn more about how you can prevent child abuse.
- Alianza: Confronting Domestic Violence among our Nation's Latinos, an interview with Laws.com [Read More]
- Del miedo a la libertad: Sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica aprenden a independizarse financieramente
- You can also listen to Dawn Maestas, Alianza Consultant, DV Survivor and Advocate, on NPR’s StoryCorps: It's not just a tattoo [Read More]
- And see article on NYMag.com, Tattoo Removal Specialist Helps Abuse Victims [Read More]
Hosted by the Family Justice Center Alliance, and sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, this webinar showcased the innovative work of Alianza and the Compadres Network with the Latino community, featuring Ivonne Ortiz, Alianza’s Training & TA Coordinator and Maestro Jerry Tello and Dr. Ricardo Carrillo from the National Compadres Network/National Fatherhood & Family Institute.Click Here
Over the past months we've traveled to the following countries to conduct workshops:
♦ Dominican Republic
♦ Puerto Rico
Alianza will be offering 3 Cultural Competency trainings in the spring of 2014 (see description below). Once we receive approval from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), we will send out an email blast and begin registration. Locations and dates have been tentatively planned as follows:
On the Road to Social Transformation: Culture Competency Training for Domestic Violence Service Providers and Advocates
Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to:
Understand the importance of making their programs & services more accessible and responsive to the particular needs of underserved populations, specifically Latinas/os.
Learn how to conduct a cultural competency organizational self-assessment to help determine what changes need to be made, within their organizations, to create organizational diversity, eliminate disparities, and develop culturally competent programs and services.
Learn about various culturally and linguistically responsive approaches, strategies and programs created to address the specific needs of Latina survivors, families and communities and explore examples of what culturally responsive services look like in terms of policies, staffing, outreach, accessibility, practices and other key elements.
Training Faculty: Patricia Castillo and Mily Treviño Sauceda