Child Wellbeing

DOJ Announces Report Findings

Of the 76 million children currently residing in the U.S, an estimated 46 million can expect to have their lives touched by violence, crime, abuse, and psychological trauma this year. In response to starting statistics like this one, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence compiled an extensive report that addresses this national crisis.

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Promising Futures Launches

Consider this staggering statistic for a moment: over 18 million children have been exposed to family violence in our country. That’s one in four children who experience violence between their parents or caregivers.

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Futures Launches New Website for Domestic Violence Programs

Futures Launches New Website for Domestic Violence Programs

Recently welaunched a new website called Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence, to help advocates and organizations support children and parents facing domestic violence. The website includes a variety of resources—including best practices, evaluation tools, research-informed strategies, and more—to strengthen the mother-child relationship and mitigate the negative effects of domestic abuse on the child. [more...]

Supporting Children Who Live With Violence

Supporting Children Who Live With Violence

Supporting children who live with violence ensures a better tomorrow for all of us. Many children are resilient and can thrive if we put our knowledge into action. Futures Without Violence is undertaking a number of initiatives and programs to better address the needs of children, families, and communities experiencing violence. [more...]

Working With Abusive Men & Fathers

Working With Abusive Men & Fathers

Fatherhood can be a strong motivator for some abusive fathers to renounce their violence. Some men choose to change their violent behavior when they realize the damage they are doing to their children. [more...]

Defending Childhood Initiative Leaders Convene in Washington, DC

Futures Without Violence recently convened more than 75 leaders in Washington, DC who are working to prevent children’s exposure to violence as part of the Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood Initiative. [more...]

Esta Soler Testifies Before Attorney General Eric Holder’'s Task Force

Yesterday Futures Without Violence Founder and President Esta Soler testified before Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. The public hearing stemmed from Attorney General Holder’s Defending Childhood initiative, which was launched in 2011 to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to prevent, mitigate the negative impact of, and develop knowledge about children's exposure to violence. [more...]

Batterer Intervention: Doing the Work and Measuring the Progress

Batterer Intervention: Doing the Work and Measuring the Progress

Batterer intervention programs have become the preferred way for responding to perpetrators in the domestic violence field. However, the research on their efficacy is highly contradictory. The Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Institute of Justice organized an expert roundtable to explore how the systems that work with offenders could be improved and how research could be more helpful to the field. [more...]