Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Guest Blog, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Honest Conversations: Believing Survivors

In Honest Conversations episode 6, we sat down with three passionate advocates to discuss protecting Orthodox Jewish kids from abuse. Watch the full conversation below.  The issues facing the Jewish community aren’t unique—just watch our previous conversations about the stigmas and challenges in Hispanic and Black communities. It’s clear that community leadership is key when …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Guest Blog, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: Supporting Hispanic Survivors

This week we sat down with Rosa Beltré to discuss the nuances and best practices of supporting Hispanic survivors of child sexual abuse. Rosa serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, a state-wide coalition that advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Guest Blog, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: 4 Factors that can Make Hispanic Children Vulnerable

Ricardo DeLeon shares his insight into factors that can make Hispanic children vulnerable and how we can address them. I grew up in a mostly Hispanic and Black neighborhood in Corpus Christi, Texas. Spanish was my first language, although being the youngest of six kids, I learned English pretty quickly from my siblings. They would …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Guest Blog, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: Advocating in Hispanic Communities

This week we chatted with Perla Freed, the Executive Director for the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, to discuss what advocating for sexual abuse prevention might look like in Hispanic communities. Perla is an expert in the development, implementation and oversight of policies and practices to create and sustain a safe environment for children. She …

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Categories: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, DEI, Guest Blog, Honest Conversation, News and Events, Our Perspective, Survivor Stories

Spotlight: A Hispanic Perspective on Abuse

As an immigrant and survivor, I know there is stigma that surrounds sexual abuse; the perspective in Hispanic communities is that we do not share our pain or talk about uncomfortable topics. Even now that I have disclosed what happened to me, I have always felt like the topic wants to be forgotten. In recent …

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