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Advocates Turn Horrific Events Into Successful Call for Action

Rates of rape and sexual assault often spike during times of conflict or crisis, like the current situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pushing the Elephant tells the story of how Rose Mapendo survived brutal violence in war-torn DRC.
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Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED): Distance eLearning Course

Application Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2021

This training is a 12-week online educational event for OVW grantees. The Distance eLearning Course will assist OVW grantees to create interactive, inclusive, and …

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Everyone has the right to live free of violence.

Under the leadership and vision of founder Esta Soler for more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy …

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New Biden Administration Policy Helps Immigrant Survivors Access A Pathway to Safety

Elizabeth, many girls and women often travel in darkness to water sources so they can return before sunrise. During this time, they are more susceptible to violence and sexual assault. In Zambia and other countries, girls know there is a risk of rape every time they leave their homes to fetch water. But neglecting their water collecting duties, or waiting until a safer hour of the day, are not choices these women are allowed to make.
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Supporting Family Resiliency Through Relationships with Animals Webinar Series

 

Supporting Family Resiliency through Relationships with Animals: A 3-part webinar series for programs working with families who have experienced  domestic violence

Hosted by Promising Futures, a project of Futures Without Violence in partnership with Sheltering Animals & Families Together

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Claire Kao

Policy Communications and Advocacy Coordinator

As a Communications and Advocacy Coordinator for the Policy team, Claire supports FUTURES legislative goals of uplifting survivors and preventing violence through mobilizing supporters to take action and advocate for important bills and events. She …

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Celebrating Black Women Takes More Than A Month

February 26, 2021

After the epic and emotional events of the past year, the word “history” has taken on new salience. I’ve been reflecting throughout this Black History Month on the many Black women who have created, nurtured, and led …

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Building Back Better

Policy and Program Recommendations for the Biden – Harris Administration

 

Building Back Better for Children and Families: Recommendations to the New Administration to Address Child Trauma and Prevent Violence

The events of 2020 have brought pain and hardship to …

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Audrie and Daisy – Discussion Guide for Parents

“Audrie was so large in life, she was a great athlete, great musician, good student, good kid. And then she was gone… We had to do something. We are giving a voice to our daughter, we have to so nobody

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The Enduring Value of Simplicity: Reflections on the FUTURES Campus Leadership Program

If someone were to ask me to pick one word to summarize my experience as a fellow in the FUTURES Campus Leadership Program, I think that I would choose the word, bittersweet. I am certain you are thinking, “How unoriginal,” and I cannot help but to agree.
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Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation

National Health Network has been renamed Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation. Please visit our new website for upcoming events and resources: https://healthpartnersipve.org/

Since July 2020, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) has operated Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation with …

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NCHDV Steering Committee: Finding Hope and Healing in the time of COVID-19

On what would have been the first day of the 9th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in Chicago, we asked NCHDV Steering Committee members to reflect on their work in the time of COVID-19 and what the field needs to do moving forward: "It will take time because it will take listening with tenacity and humility; it will take a return to some deeply old ways; and most of all, it will take the experience and imagination of those previously ignored and placated."
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Aging With Respect (Elder) Safety Card

Aging with Respect is an intervention addressing elder abuse, neglect …

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Language Access in Educational Design and Delivery

This webinar will discuss the prevalence of opioid use and addiction. Presenters will also talk about how it intersects with those affected by domestic violence, particularly children. There will be a strong focus on concrete harm reduction strategies that providers can use with adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
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Telling a more complete story about child welfare

by: Heather Gehlert
original post on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Gabriel Fernandez. Anthony Avalos. Zymere Perkins. Those are the names that immediately come to mind when I think about how the news media cover the child welfare system. All three …

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Human Trafficking & Impacts on Employment Opportunities

This webinar will discuss the prevalence of opioid use and addiction. Presenters will also talk about how it intersects with those affected by domestic violence, particularly children. There will be a strong focus on concrete harm reduction strategies that providers can use with adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

An estimated 21 million people are trafficked globally at any …

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International Day of the Girl

Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl
Breakthroughs in

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Statement on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh

Statement by the male members of the National Board of Futures Without Violence

In RE: The Offer of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to Give Sworn Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Concerning Her Allegation that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Committed a

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Mindy Iwanaka

Manager, Public Engagement & Corporate Relations

Mindy Iwanaka is a Manager on the Public Engagement and Corporate Relations team and works on donor related events, partnerships and programs that drive awareness, education and engagement with the general public at-large. Recent …

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Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence – a Public Awareness Campaign for Indian Country

Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence is a campaign for Indian Country and was designed to educate and engage families on concrete action steps that they can take to promote resiliency and healing for children. The campaign was funded by the Office …

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Shelby County, TN

 

The Network for Overcoming Violence and Abuse (NOVA) was the community-based strategic Defending Childhood Initiative program for Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee that aimed to prevent and reduce childhood exposure to violence. NOVA is a system of public and …

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The Boston Defending Childhood Initiative targeted three neighborhoods in Boston with the highest rates of violence, poverty, and other disparities with increased programming to help curb the violence and support those who are affected by it. Boston Public Health Commission …

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New Research Offers Hope for Children We’ve Written Off for Too Long

“She’s withdrawn and doesn’t listen.”

“He’s been a discipline problem …

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FUTURES Mourns the Passing of Marsha Robertson

Marsha Robertson

Director of Communications, Futures Without Violence

 

Marsha …

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Changing Minds: Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul

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The Ultimate Healthy Relationship Factor: Self-Love

As you may know, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness …

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CHANGING MINDS: Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma State Policy Guide

Every child needs access to the opportunities that prepare him or her to compete in the changing economies and realities of the 21st century. Yet, for too many children, exposure to violence and traumatic events in the home, school, or …

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The Roots of Hatred and Intolerance Are Planted Early

Statement from Esta Soler, President and Founder, Futures Without Violence

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What “Big Little Lies” Got Right About Domestic Violence

I was impressed, and maybe a little surprised, to see …

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Webinar

What’s the Dish?: Teen DV Month Last Minute Call to Action Menu

Date: This event has already occurred. Access a recording of it or a PDF of the slides.

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Calling all procrastinators! Not yet sure yet what you will be doing with your school, community, or your young people for …

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Webinar: What’s the Dish?: Teen DV Month Last Minute Call to Action Menu

That's Not Cool has partnered with Break the Cycle, and loveisrespect to present you with our full menu of planned events, activities, tools, and content for Teen DV Month 2017.
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Pink Hats and a Teachable Moment

“Why is everyone wearing a pink hat?” the woman asked …

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Changing Minds: The Campaign to End Childhood Trauma

Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence …

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An Alarm Bell is Ringing

When I last checked the Internet, the now-famous letter from

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Beyond Screening: A Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence

With the screening and brief counseling coverage requirements in the Affordable Care Act and the screening recommendations in the US Preventive Service Task Force, many are looking for the best evidence-based screening tool for domestic violence to use in health settings.
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Why I Participate in Mudderella

Guest blogger Cindy Knight talks about her experience participating in Mudderella and what the cause means to her.
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Guest Post: I’m 9,000 Miles Away From Home!

Get to know Francine Nabintu, our FUTURES fellow and McCain Institute Next Generation Leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo!
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Leveraging Sports to Help Break the Cycle of Violence

From our Teach Early campaign to our partnership with the mud obstacle event Mudderella, learn more about the ways FUTURES is leveraging sports to help end gender-based violence.
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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Wednesday October 14th, 2015  is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day!

Learn more about organizing strategies for this Day on our website and upcoming webinar.…

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Top Ten Moments at the 2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Top ten moments from the 2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
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Leveraging Social Media to Talk to Teens About Dating Violence

We're sharing our social media tips for talking to teens about dating violence and abuse.
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5 Reasons To Do A Mudderella Event in 2015!

The top five reasons you should participate in a Mudderella event in 2015!
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