2020 National Latin@ Institute
August 4th- August 6th, 2020 | Miami, Florida
Pending OVW Approval
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN) in partnership with the Office on Violence against Women is excited to announce the 2020 National Latin@ Institute. Registration is now open! You can register here. If you have further questions about registration, please contact Makeda Toure at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is NO registration fee to attend the institute however, participants and presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. This is an OVW sponsored event therefore OVW funds can be used to attend. Please, check with your OVW program specialist for confirmation and guidance.
The National Latin@ Institute is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and presented by the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), a project of Casa de Esperanza.
About the Institute
The National Latin@ Institute will bring together advocates from across the country and provide opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing and critical discussions on traditionally challenging topics. Casa de Esperanza's National Latin@ Network will host this year's institute in Miami, Florida from August 4th-6th, 2020. This is pending OVW approval.
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls, and other forms of violence, to submit proposals for workshops at the institute. Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, evidence-based practices and/or practice- based evidence.
Theme: Building Community Together
Building community is a process of creating a shared vision that enhances awareness, equity, healing, and strength. Building community together honors and celebrates the multifaceted individual and collective experiences that unite us and strengthen us.
By the end of the institute participants will be better able to:
- Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy
- Connect with other organizations and advocates to advance our collective success.
- Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.
The 2020 National Latin@ Institute will focus on the following tracks: Advocacy; Self-care and Wellness; Culturally Responsive Research; Leadership Development and Capacity Building. Below are examples of topics these tracks will cover.
- Cultural-Specific Advocacy
- Language Access and Advocacy
- Systems Advocacy
- Policy Advocacy
- Working with Latinx survivors at the intersection of identities (TransLatina, AfroLatinx, Indigenous Latinx communities)
- Promotora/Promotorx approaches
- Engaging/working with men to end violence against women
- Working with Latin@ youth and children
- Working with Latinx survivors of Human Trafficking 10. Restorative Justice
- Intersections of culture, mental health and gender-based violence
- Community Engagement to end violence in our communities
Self-care and Wellness
- Impact of vicarious trauma on advocates and practitioners
- Neurobiology of vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience
- Listen to me! How our body communicates with us
- Body work – releasing stress through our bodies
- Using culture and art as a tool/form of healing
- Building macro/micro resilience
- Food justice, health and nutrition
- Concrete steps to well-being
- Vicarious trauma-informed organizations
- Healing through spirituality
Culturally Responsive Research
- The difference between Community-Based Research, Community-Based Participatory Research, and Action Research
- Research methods and design considerations when working with Latinx populations
- Trauma-informed practices among Latinx communities
- Building program evidence through evaluation
- Evidence-based practices that are rooted in Latinx communities
- Current research trends regarding Latinx communities
- Research on the experiences of LGBTQ Latinx
- Research on the prevention of intimate partner violence among Latinx youth
- Research on Latinx youth DVSA survivor resilience
- Best practices of domestic violence and sexual violence organizations responding to human trafficking
Leadership Development and Capacity Building
- Fostering community leadership
- Latinx leadership in mainstream organizations
- Recruiting, developing and retaining diverse staff
- Culturally responsive Supervision
- Conflict Resolution/building teams
- Development/Fundraising strategies
- Finance and budgeting
- Board management
- Succession Planning
About the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities and Casa de Esperanza
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Latin@ communities. The network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The goal is to build bridges and connections among
research, practice and policy to advance effective responses to eliminate violence, and to promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities. It builds on Casa de Esperanza’s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latin@s and incorporates:
- A research center, The National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change, that conducts culturally relevant research to inform the creation of new strategies for engaging Latinas and their communities in ending domestic
- A public policy initiative, based in Washington, DC, that takes Latin@ realities to legislative tables. Casa de Esperanza also translates policy decisions into information and tools that enhance the work of organizations throughout the country.
- Training and support. Casa de Esperanza is a Technical Assistance (TA) provider for the Office on Violence Against Women and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program (FVPSA.) TA is provided to Latin@ and domestic violence organizations; mainstream agencies that work with Latinas and their families; and organizations that serve other culturally specific
A note about “@” and “X”
Please note the “@” and “X” are used in place of the masculine “o” or feminine “a” when referring to people that are either gender neutral or both masculine and feminine makeup (Latin@s/Latinx). This reflects an attempt toward gender inclusion while recognizing their limitation in their use and honor individual persons choice to self-identify.