Just wanted to share this information by The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, which is supported by a grant from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Raising the Visibility of Low-Income LGBTQ Hispanic Families
Hispanic same-sex couples are more likely to have children than the broader LGBTQ population, and these families are more likely to live in poverty than their non-Hispanic counterparts. To improve our understanding of this subset of the U.S. Hispanic population, we take a deeper look at their demographics in a new Hispanic Voices blog. Read it here.
Also please see Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims for more information on working on trafficking issues and the LBGTQ community.
Are you a financial educator? Do you help consumers take charge of their financial lives? The CFPB’s Office of Financial Education created the CFPB Financial Education Exchange (CFPB FinEx) to help you help the people you serve. The CFPB FinEx shows you ways to improve the financial well-being of the people you work with. It’s free and open to the public.
To sign up, email CFPB_FinEx@cfpb.gov.
CFPB FinEx offers opportunities for you to:
- Learn: Find our latest research, tools, and resources for financial educators. Our free resources and tools for financial educators that you can access, download, and use can be found at consumerfinance.gov/adult-financial-education.
- Pledge: Take the CFPB FinEx Pledge to use our tools and resources and provide your feedback. (Participation in the pledge and survey is voluntary.)
- Connect: Join webinars on new research findings, and receive updates and invitations via email.
Check out the Resources for Financial Educators webpage to learn more: consumerfinance.gov/adult-financial-education
SPECIAL UPDATE: National Men’s Health Week! Keeping Men Healthy
National Men’s Health Week is June 15- 21 and creates an opportunity to get the word out on preventive services available to the men in our lives.
Starting the Conversation
Let’s make sure men are covered by starting more conversations about health and health coverage. Why? Nearly 23 million men, especially young adult men, are uninsured today. We want the men in our lives – our fathers, our brothers, our sons, our friends – to stay healthy. Getting health insurance is one way to make that a reality and it can all start with a conversation. Brother2Brother provides three questions to spark conversations with men about health care and getting health coverage. These questions give men the opportunity to invest in a healthy future for themselves, their families, and friends.
Supporting and Promoting the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth
National LGBTQ Pride Month reminds us all to work against prejudice and toward a safer and equal society for all, including LGBTQ youth and families involved in child welfare. There are approximately 166,000 youth ages 10–18 in foster care in the United States. Of these youth, an estimated 5–10 percent—and likely more—identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ). Additionally, more LGBTQ individuals and couples are choosing to grow their families through adoption.
In honor of Pride Month, we are pointing to our publications geared toward helping LGBTQ youth involved with child welfare and LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families interested in adoption.
Webinar Materials Available: Promoting Work in Public Housing: Employment Service Programs, April 2015
This webinar from the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) explored Public Housing Authorities’ integration of employment supports and their impacts in supporting residents’ job training and work placement. Speakers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, MDRC, the Urban Institute, Abt Associates, and ICF International described their experiences implementing and evaluating economic and job development programs that focus on public housing residents.
FRIENDS, the National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs. This site serves as a resource to those programs and to the rest of the Child Abuse Prevention community.
FRIENDS is an acronym for… Family Resource Information, Education and Network Development Services
Online Learning Community
What is the FRIENDS Online Learning Center?
The FRIENDS Online Learning Center is a resource designed to meet the demands of providing high quality, subject specific training free of charge for CBCAP State Lead Agencies and their grantees and others. The Online Learning Center is designed to offer accessible continuing education and professional development opportunities that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are pleased to announce the release of a new toolkit for the field! “Making Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Accessible to Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: A Planning Tool for Advocacy Organizations” bridges the gap between the laws, rules, and standards of services; and the effort necessary – community assessments, program policy, staff training, etc. – to develop and implement language access services for survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP). Creative and dedicated sexual and domestic violence programs and advocates have always found ways to improve our work toward safety, healing, and justice for those harmed by violence, and to end and prevent violence at home and in our communities.
We have often worked on issues of language access on a case-by-case basis when a survivor with limited English proficiency calls the crisis line or comes to shelter. However, if we invest in a comprehensive, proactive approach to providing assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP), all survivors will have greater access to critical services and greater success in addressing the violence in their lives. This toolkit aims to enhance our efforts to support the well-being, safety and self-determination of all survivors regardless of what language they speak.