Expanding Healthy Moms/Happy Babies: Spotlight on our New Young Mothers Safety Card

Title: Expanding Healthy Mom/Happy Babies: Spotlight on our New Young Mothers Safety Card

Date Recorded: April 8, 2016

Description: Futures Without Violence is delighted to announce a new adolescent focused module for it’s recent 2nd edition of Healthy Mom’s Happy Babies (HMHB): A Train the Trainer Curriculum on Domestic Violence and Reproductive Coercion.

While the new module is part of a home visitation curriculum, it can support any program working with young mothers that hopes to help promote conversations about healthy and safe relationships and ones that are not, how abuse can affect health including substance abuse risks, and provides simple safety planning and hotline referrals. In addition to supporting provider’s conversations about relationships, the safety card also functions as an empowerment tool for teens.

After this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify two barriers to providers, including home visitors and others doing domestic violence assessment with clients.
  • Describe why universal education using the Young Mom Strong Kids (YMSK) safety card is important for helping clients experiencing domestic violence.
  • Understand why the YMSK safety card is an empowerment tool for youth


  • Heather Baeckel, MSW, Supervisor, Insights Teen Parent Services
  • Rebecca Levenson, MA, Consultant, Futures Without Violence
  • Erin Fairchild, MSW, Defending Childhood Initiative Coordinator, Multnomah County

Questions? Please contact Mie Fukuda at mfukuda@futureswithoutviolence.org.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-MU-MU-K011 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.