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U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 

Date:Wednesday September 20th, 2017

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm(EDT) 

The purpose of this webinar is to establish a foundational understanding of how an intersectional framework and approach can strengthen campus-based Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRT).

Host TA Provider: University of Colorado, Denver, Center on Domestic Violence

Presenters: 

Pierre Berastain, Casa de Esperanza, Assistant Director of Innovation & Engagement 

Pierre R. Berastaín serves as the Assistant Director of Innovation & Engagement for the National Latin@ Network, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Originally from Peru, Pierre immigrated to the United States with his family in 1998 and remained an undocumented immigrant for 14 years until he received DACA in 2012. Prior to Casa de Esperanza, Pierre worked for Renewal House, a domestic violence shelter in Boston, Mass as the Restorative Justice Advocate, and served as the Director of Media Relations for the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition.

Barbara Paradisio, University of Colorado, Denver, Center on Domestic Violence, Director for the Center on Domestic Violence

Barbara Paradiso is the Director for the Center on Domestic Violence at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). Barbara has worked on behalf of survivors of gender-based violence and their children for more than thirty years as an advocate, administrator and activist. Prior to her position at CU Denver, she served as the Director of Domestic Violence Programs for the Sunshine Lady Foundation of North Carolina.

 

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***Pending OVW Approval*** 

 

 

 

Date:Friday September 29th, 2017

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm(CST) 

Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are partnering to introduce their respective projects, DECIMOS NO MÁS and KidSmartz, two campaigns aimed at helping parents talk to their children about ways to protect themselves in an empowering and positive manner. KidSmartz offers materials, activities, videos, quizzes, tips, music, articles, and more to help parents and educators talk to children in a non-threatening way about how to establish safety plans to prevent abduction and spot danger. DECIMOS NO MÁS is a collection of information, materials, and resources that help guide parents through talking to their children about how to establish and recognize healthy communication, relationships, and sexuality in a way that is culturally relevant to Latin@s.

Through this webinar, participants will learn: 

  • The importance of having meaningful conversations with children early on about their safety, establishing boundaries, and recognizing what healthy relationships, sexuality, and other interpersonal communication look like. 
  • What tools and resources KidSmartz and DECIMOS NO MÁS offer, and how they can help guide parents, guardians, and teachers in their conversations with children.
  • What steps they as adults can take to ensuring the safety and health of the children in their lives, and how to get more involved with DECIMOS NO MÁS and KidSmartz.

Presenters: 

Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network 

Rebecca has experience working as an advocate for farmworkers, low-income populations, at-risk youth, and families as the Communications Director for the Community Council of Idaho. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist for various publications in Idaho, including as the Boise stringer for Bloomberg News. Additionally, she is involved in many local volunteer endeavors, most notably serving as Board President for the Idaho Leadership Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to conducting research and education to address discrepancies in policy, health, and education in minority groups. She has a deep passion for advocating with and on behalf of underprivileged populations, especially Latin@s, members of the LGBTQ community, and women and children. She received her Bachelor of Social Sciences in Mass Communication/Journalism at Boise State University, and she also studied immigration law with the ISAAC Project to become BIA accredited.

 

Eliza Harrell, Director of Outreach, Training and Prevention, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

Eliza Harrell began her career as an investigator with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, then returned to her D.C.-area roots as a case manager and law enforcement trainer with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, specializing in domestic and international child abductions. She then served as Director of Marketing & Engagement for the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children after earning her Master's in Public Administration at George Mason University. Eliza translated this national and global experience to the local service level as Director of Development & Operations for the Center for Alexandria's Children, which operates a Child Advocacy Center alongside prevention and community outreach/education programs. She recently returned to NCMEC and now leads the organization's education, outreach, training and prevention efforts with the goal of sharing NCMEC resources, data and tools far and wide, as a resource for child-serving professionals, children, parents and community members to help keep kids safe.

 

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