Hombres Unidos: primary prevention with migrant men
(9 mins) Adrian Velasquez, of Migrant Clinicians Network in Texas, describes Hombres Unidos contra la Violencia Familiar, a primary prevention of both sexual and intimate partner violence in the Hispanic migrant community. Drawing on a promotora model, Hombres Unidos has trained men to facilitate session with their peers.
Rape more common than smoking in the United States
Sexual violence is a pervasive public health problem in the United States. In December, the CDC released the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. Throughout the country, headlines of local and national papers described that rape is more common than previously thought. Today an article published in on Significance Magazine's website compared these rates to those of smoking – 18.3% of women over 18 reported being sexual assaulted in their lifetime while 17.4% of women reported smoking. Read more>>
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