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Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm (Central)

The National Latin@ Network conducted research with the aim to gain a better understanding of current services for survivors of trafficking provided by domestic/sexual violence organizations across the country. The study included a web-based survey of domestic/sexual violence organizations and in depth case studies of five organizations that serve trafficking survivors. We invite you to join this conversation where we will share the findings of our research.

In this webinar participants will learn:

• Demographic profile of human trafficking survivors being served by the organizations who responded to the survey

• Services of human trafficking that are most often provided by DV/SV organizations

• Best practices utilized by providers to serve human trafficking survivors

• Recommendations for the field about serving human trafficking survivors in DV/SV organizations.

Presenters: Josephine V. Serrata, Ph.D. and Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

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Bio:
Josephine V. Serrata, Ph.D. is a clinical community psychologist and director of research and evaluation at the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families & Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Her research and evaluation work are embedded in practices that are culturally affirming and community driven. Her research includes studying the intersections of domestic violence with issues of oppression, privilege and strength in Latin@ families and communities. Her evaluation experiences have included evaluating community based prevention and engagement efforts, including a leadership intervention for immigrant Latina survivors of domestic violence. Her clinical work focuses on trauma informed, culturally relevant approaches. She also serves as the Director of Professional Development for the Latina Researchers Network, which aims to support diverse scholars in academia and advanced research careers. “Josie” is a Latina of mixed heritage (Panamanian and Mexican-American) from San Antonio, TX and proud mother of two boys.

Martha Hernandez-Martinez serves as the Research Associate for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families & Communities. She is originally from Managua-Nicaragua, where she holds a License in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. Her work experience in Nicaragua included providing services to victims of natural disasters and domestic violence, and research on men’s sexual health. In addition, she designed, delivered, and evaluated gender based education programs targeting health workers. Martha moved to the U.S. in 2002, and worked as a community organizer in issues of affordable housing, immigration, and education. Martha also holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Martha’s major interest and passion consist of issues related to the intersections of gender, social norms, intimate partner violence (IPV), healthy masculinities from a Global South perspective, and the impact of public policies on women’s lives (e.g., reproductive health, human rights, development policies). She is very proud of her working class roots that she believes keep her grounded and open to new challenges.

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Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm (Central)

During this webinar, we will explore how Executive Directors lead, direct, and manage, and consider their own needs in-between. We will discuss the following questions: What are the most pressing issues facing Executive Directors that can make you lose sleep? What are the most important things you can do to support others in your organization? How do you work with and strengthen the relationship with your board of directors? Prior to the day of the webinar, please email (mvaldez@casadeesperanza.org) any key questions, challenges or other comments you would like the presenter to address in the session.

Presenters: Patricia J. Tototzintle, CEO, Casa de Esperanza

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Bio:
Patricia J. Tototzintle, serves as Chief Executive Officer of Casa de Esperanza. Patti has over 30 years of experience in community development and nonprofit management. As a Chicana, Patti is passionate about tapping into and developing the strengths of Latin@s, and she has used this passion, in part, to create a reputation as a national expert on leadership development. One of Patti’s strengths is bringing diverse groups to the table to create and implement solutions to critical issues. In 2011 Patti was selected as one of 15 innovative and visionary leaders to participate in the NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence Program, a ten-year initiative focused on strengthening the U.S. movement to end violence against women and girls.

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