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Changing Minds: Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma

March 6th, 2018 by Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President, Health
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There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

–Nelson Mandela

Every child needs access to the opportunities that prepare him or her to compete in the changing economies and realities of the 21st century. Unfortunately, for too many children, exposure to violence and traumatic events in the home, school, or community can affect them throughout their entire lives.

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Photos Still Powerful When It Comes to Domestic Violence

February 12th, 2018 by Esta Soler, FUTURES' Founder & President

The FBI had collected and shared evidence about senior White House official Rob Porter’s domestic abuse of two ex-wives when his boss, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, called Porter a man of “true integrity and honor.”

And then the photo surfaced – a disturbing image showing one of Porter’s ex-wives with a black eye.

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The Ultimate Healthy Relationship Factor: Self-Love

February 8th, 2018 by Francesca Gallardo, That’s Not Cool community manager
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As you may know, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM). Every February, we at That’s Not Cool do something big to bring awareness to the issue of teen dating abuse, and this year is no exception.

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Health Care Open Enrollment: What Survivors of Domestic Violence Should Know

January 22nd, 2018 by Lena O’Rourke, Guest Contributor, O'Rourke Health Policy Strategies
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Millions of people have enrolled in health insurance for 2018 through state insurance marketplaces and Connecting survivors to health insurance is critically important, and it means that people across the country are covered and will be able to access necessary health services.

It is no longer possible for most people to sign up for private health insurance; however, there are certain special circumstances—including experiencing domestic violence—that make it possible to get a special enrollment period (“SEP”) to sign up for health insurance outside of open enrollment.

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When Health and Domestic Violence Intersect

January 16th, 2018 by Anisa Ali, MA, FUTURES Program Specialist
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Futures Without Violence is proud to announce the launch of, a site that was designed to both showcase the accomplishments of the 19 teams who participated in the three-year Domestic Violence and Healthcare Partnership project (DVHCP) and also serve as a resource for domestic violence agencies and healthcare settings looking to address and improve their response to the health impacts of violence and abuse.

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