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October 12, 2002
Arte Sana participates in Spanish-language information conference for the familia

AUSTIN, Texas -- Immigrant and gender-based violence prevention advocates across Texas are invited to participate in a unique Spanish language conference experience. For the fourth year in a row local agencies from the Austin area are working together to offer Spanish-speaking residents from the surrounding area the Entre Familia Conference.

The mission of this event is to unite Latino families through culture and education and promote respect entre familia through by providing a Spanish language educational gathering of families, professionals, and community leaders. Conference goals include:

 * to educate and empower;
 * to celebrate el gran potencial de la familia;
 * to bring together Latino families and service providers; and
 * to encourage discussion on issues such as personal safety, legal rights, parenting and child development.

The topics for the conference have been chosen by the participants themselves, so we are especially interested in those workshop proposals that cover the following areas:

 * La personalidad del niño; como jugar y enriquecer con las habilidades preferidas del niño
 * Como hacer de la disciplina un medio de amor y no de temor y regresión
 * Sobre educación para niños
 * Como sobrellevar al adolescente
 * Como desarrollar una relación justa entre padres e  hijos considerando el papel que tiene el padre y los  hijos
 * Educación sexual
 * Sexualidad e infecciones
 * Planificación familiar
 * Mas información acerca de sus derechos y inmigración
 * Los inmigrantes y la policia
 * Clases de autoestima para hombres ilegales
 * Hablar sobre el alcoholismo y drogas
 * Relación de parejas

The event will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2002, from 9am to 4pm at J.J. “Jake” Pickle Elementary School/St. John’s Community Center in Austin, TX.  There is no cost to conference participants.

The 2002 Entre Familia Planning Committee Members are as follows: Arte Sana, SafePlace, LifeWorks, Women’s Advocacy Project, Texas Council on Family Violence, and the Political Asylum Project of Austin-PAPA

Sponsors include: J.J. “Jake” Pickle Elementary School – Austin Independent School District, St. John’s Community Center – Austin Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Library, AVANCE

About Arte Sana

Arte Sana (art heals) is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping underserved survivors of racial and gender-based violence. As a 501(c)3 non-profit group based in Austin, TX, Arte Sana promotes healing and empowerment through the arts and community education. Founded in 2001, Arte Sana believes that violence risk reduction programs and services must be culturally competent and linguistically appropriate and are committed to the value of indigenous leadership and collaboration sin fronteras (without borders).


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