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Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm (CST) 

This webinar will offer insight into research, effective practices, and tools related to teen dating violence (TDV) prevention in Latin@ communities. The presenters will begin by highlighting the new TDV Factsheet, which summarizes the past 10 years of research conducted on TDV among Latino youth. They will then highlight the work of Casa de Esperanza’s Youth Amig@s initiative in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They will also present the findings of a recent evaluation of the Youth Amig@s Mother Daughter Retreat, which seeks to prevent TDV by strengthening family connectedness. Finally, presenters will provide an overview of the NO MAS toolkit, which offers concrete culturally-specific tools around family connectedness and TDV prevention.

Through this webinar, participants will: 

  • Become familiar with the latest research on teen dating violence among Latin@ youth
  • Learn about a program that uses these approaches to prevent TDV through family relationships
  • Get tools to use these approaches in their own work by learning about the No MAS toolkit

Presenters: 

Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, Manager of Research and Evaluation, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network 

Rebecca Rodriguez, Ph.D. is a community psychologist and manager of research and evaluation at the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities. Rebecca's research interests broadly focus on culturally specific and community-centered approaches to prevent family violence in Latino@ families. Her research has examined marital and dating violence by investigating family dynamics (e.g. gender roles, parenting), U.S. immigration policies, and by working directly with Latin@ youth witnesses and survivors of violence in conducting participatory action research on topics they find important to their communities.  Her evaluation work includes participatory and culturally responsive evaluation practices and developing the evaluation capacity of community based organizations. Rebecca enjoys mentoring students and is interested in increasing the number of Latino researchers. As a child of Mexican migrant farm laborers, she is also passionate about social justice for migrant and seasonal laborers.

Sarah Fleming, Graduate Social Work Intern, Casa de Esperanza

Sarah Fleming is a Master of Social Work candidate at the University of Minnesota. She has worked with Casa de Esperanza and the National Latin@ Network in various capacities for the past four years. Currently, she is completing her graduate internship in Casa de Esperanza’s Youth Amig@s initiative, where she conducts program evaluation and facilitates a participatory action group of Latin@ youth leaders who plan an annual conference on teen dating violence for their peers. Sarah has also conducted evaluation of teen leadership and sexual health programs at Neighborhood House, a community-based immigrant resource center in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN. Her interests include youth participatory action research, teen dating violence and sexual violence prevention, and culturally-responsive macro social work practice.

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Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

Getting involved in policy advocacy is an appropriate and essential role for nonprofits in order to bring the voices of survivors to the policy table and advance the mission and vision of the organization. However, many nonprofit organizations and advocates refrain from getting involved because they feel confused about the rules on policy advocacy for nonprofits. This training will address issues such as different types of advocacy nonprofits can engage in, the importance of educating policy makers, how the tax law for 501 (c)(3) organizations permits lobbying within specific limits, and tips for how to engage in effective public policy advocacy.

Through this webinar, participants will: 

  • Learn about different types of policy advocacy that nonprofits organizations can engage in.
  • Develop a better understanding of the opportunities and limitations for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to engage in lobbying activities.

  • Access useful fact sheets and relevant resources to assist in better understanding the role and rules of policy advocacy.

Presenters: 

Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities

Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., is the Senior Director of Public Policy for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities. She also serves on the Violence Against Women Advisory Council of the Biden Foundation. Rosie previously served as the Deputy Director for Policy at the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to joining OVW, she had worked as the National Policy Director at Casa de Esperanza and served on the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence during the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013. Previously, she worked as an attorney at legal services programs for low-income families in New York City and in Northern Virginia. Rosie received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from New York University School of Law.

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Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

Promundo is an applied research non-governmental organization whose mission it is to engage men and boys for gender justice. This webinar will present Promundo's latest research from the Man Box Study on men's attitudes, perceptions, and practices as they relate to gender equality. Promundo will also present how such research is informing innovative gender-transformative programming in the United States on engaging men and boys.

Through this webinar, participants will: 

  • Gain new understanding of how harmful ideas about masculinity and manhood link statistically with negative health and well-being outcomes in the US and Mexico.
  • Have increased knowledge about the process of adapting, designing, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based discussion group curriculum for high school students in the US, focusing on challenging harmful ideas about masculinity, preventing various forms of violence, and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  • Better understand how insights from national surveys and past program evaluations can be used to inform, adapt, and improve programming for high schoolers.

Presenters: 

Jane Kato-Wallace, Director of Programs, Promundo-US

Jane Kato-Wallace, MPH is Promundo's Director of Programs. She is a gender and masculinities expert who has led the adaptation of Promundo's gender-transformative methodologies on gender equality, preventing violence, and youth engagement in over 20 countries around the world. In the U.S., she is the co-investigator of two CDC-funded Manhood 2.0 studies aiming to evaluate community-based approaches to promote improved health and prevent violence with young men and boys of color. She has written extensively on how gender norms influence young people's health vulnerabilities Jane’s previous work experience includes conducting public health research with Columbia University and EngenderHealth on the U.S.-based Gender Matters program, and supporting a USAID health policy project in the Latin American region. Jane has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University.

Brian Heilman, Senior Research Officer, Promundo-US

Brian Heilman's work focuses on eliminating harmful masculine norms, preventing all forms of gender-based violence, and achieving broader gender equality and social justice in the United States and around the world. Brian is a co-author of the 2017 State of the World's Fathers and 2016 State of America's Fathers reports, the lead author of The Man Box study on harmful effects of rigid masculine norms in the U.S., U.K., and Mexico, and a co-author of multiple reports using International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) data. Brian has extensive program and research experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, and is deeply engaged as a sexual violence prevention educator in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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