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Supporting Latin@ Victims and Survivors

Latin@ Community Response Wheels and Resources

In response to wheels showing the nuances of power and control, Safe Havens developed a series of Faith-based Response Wheels. These wheels illustrate some major ways in which your faith community can help end the cycle of power and control.

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Webinars

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: Supporting Latinx Survivors

Presented by Casa de Esperanza

March 2021

"Supporting Latinx Survivors" is the fifth in a series of webinars. The webinar series, entitled "Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: A Webinar Series for Advocates," aims to equip domestic violence advocates to respond to and support victims/survivors from communities of faith. This webinar, presented by Paula Gomez Stordy, explores what advocates need to know about Latinx traditions to better support Latinx victims.

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Engaging Latin@ Faith Leaders and Communities to Address Domestic Violence

A Guide for Advocates and Service Providers

In partnership with advocates and service provider agencies, faith leaders can become sources of support for survivors of abuse, and congregations can truly become “safe havens” that provide  resources, referrals, and much-needed support.

The first step in building these partnerships between faith leaders and service providers is to reach out, develop a human connection, and find common ground. This guide, created in partnership between Safe Havens and Esperanza United, outlines different ways that advocates and faith providers can begin their journey to connection and collaboration with Latin@ faith communities. When advocates and faith leaders work together, we can make faith as much a resource, and as little a barrier, as possible.

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Listening Circles

With Latin@ Faith Leaders and Community Members
September 21 to 22 and December 2 to 3, 2020

Safe Havens and Esperanza United have received many requests from Spanish-speaking faith communities for resources and training about domestic violence. We have partnered for over 4 years to respond to these requests, and one result is that a variety of our resources are available in Spanish. In 2020, we conducted two Listening Circles with Latin@ faith leaders and community members about faith and domestic violence. The Listening Circles provide a forum to talk about the strengths and needs of Latin@ faith communities, to learn more about how best to engage their strengths and meet the identified needs, and to explore whether an Esperanza United/Safe Havens partnership could provide culturally responsive resources to meet those needs. We have learned so much! With many thanks to all our participants, we are delighted to share with you a summary of our Listening Circle learnings here! 

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Webinars

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: Apoyando a los sobrevivientes latin@s

Presented by Casa de Esperanza

April 2021

This the same webinar as above, but presented in Spanish.

Este es el mismo seminario web que el anterior, pero traducido al español.

Nuestra Fe/Nuestra Fuerza: Apoyando a las victimas y sobrevivientes latin@s de violencia domestica

Presented by Casa de Esperanza

April 30, 2019

This video is the sixth webinar from our 2019 Webinar Series. From their website, "Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latin@s in the United States." Presented in Spanish, highlights of this webinar include insight on the intersection between domestic and sexual violence  along with how advocacy for victims and survivors must be informed by culture and society in Latinx communities.

Our Faith/Our Strength: Supporting Latin@ Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

Presented by Casa de Esperanza

May 2, 2019

This video is the seventh webinar from our 2019 Webinar Series. From their website, "Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latin@s in the United States." Highlights include statistics and facts about the Latin@ community in the US, examples of collaborative supports for victims and survivors, and the relationship between religion and Latinx communities. 

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: Supporting Latin@ Victims and Survivors

June 2017

"Supporting Latin@ Victims and Survivors" is the seventh in a series of webinars. The webinar series, entitled "Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: A Webinar Series for Advocates," aims to equip domestic violence advocates to respond to and support victims/survivors from communities of faith. This webinar, presented by Pierre Berastain of Casa de Esperanza, explores what advocates need to know about Latin@ traditions, and the intersections of oppression, historical trauma, and religion that will facilitate better support of Latin@ victims and survivors.