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2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Online abstract submission is now open! The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will be held March 19-21, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. [more...]

Futures Partners With Blue Shield to Bridge Health and Domestic Violence

Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) announced a new funding initiative to integrate healthcare and domestic violence systems in California. Futures Without Violence is proud to be teamed with BSCF to create a new learning network and develop greater collaboration between safety net providers and DV service organizations.

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IRS Issues New Policy to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued important guidance to address a serious problem that has prevented domestic abuse victims from accessing health insurance through the federal insurance marketplaces.

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National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence is the nation’s clearinghouse for information on the health care response to domestic violence and provides free technical assistance and materials to thousands of people each year. The Center is one of five specialized domestic violence resource centers in the country funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [more...]

UPDATED: Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care

UPDATED: Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care

This third edition of the Compendium updates laws and regulations; offers new public health content; provides summaries for U.S. territories; and includes a new chapter: Tribal Codes on Domestic Violence and Promising Programs in Indian Country. [more...]

Health E-Bulletin

Health E-Bulletin

The Health E-Bulletin, a semi-annual online publication, replaced Futures Without Violence’s Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice E-journal. This new format reflects a paradigm shift in our vision for an e-publication that highlights innovative and emerging practices in addition to well-documented and rigorously evaluated interventions. [more...]

IPV Screening and Counseling Toolkit

IPV Screening and Counseling Toolkit

The IPV Screening and Counseling Toolkit was developed to provide practitioners, health plan administrators, domestic violence advocates and others with the best resources to meet the new domestic and interpersonal violence provision and support patients facing abuse. [more...]

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and October 9, 2013 marks the 15th anniversary of Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV Day). We invite you to participate and become involved in whatever way you and your organization can. [more...]

Campus Leadership Program

Campus Leadership Program

Futures Without Violence has launched the new Campus Leadership Program to spur creative, student-led action to change university policy, enhance curriculum, raise awareness and shift campus culture around dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault. [more...]

Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs

Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs

Healthcare providers are an essential link in the coordinated effort to break the cycle of violence and build a healthy community. Identifying and responding to domestic violence (DV) in health care settings can make a tremendous difference for patients’ physical health, mental health, safety, and quality of life. [more...]

Project Connect

Project Connect

Since 2010, Futures Without Violence (“Futures”) and the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (“OWH”) have worked in partnership on Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women (Project Connect), a national initiative to build collaborations between the public health and domestic violence fields to improve the public health response to domestic and sexual violence. [more...]

Hanging Out or Hooking Up

Hanging Out or Hooking Up

For one in five U.S. teen girls, the most vivid memories of high school will not be their junior prom or a favorite history teacher. Instead,20% of teen girls will remember the physical abuse inflicted by someone they were dating. New guidelines for health care providers help them to better prevent and address adolescent relationship abuse. [more...]

Home Visitation Programs Can Help More Families if They Address Domestic Violence

Home Visitation Programs Can Help More Families if They Address Domestic Violence

The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, included new benchmark requirements for maternal infant and early childhood home visitation programs. One such benchmark requires home visitation programs to measure a reduction in "crime or domestic violence". [more...]

Reproductive Health Initiative

Reproductive Health Initiative

Pregnancy is an important experience in a woman’s life and violence should not be a part of it. With nearly one in three women at risk for abuse in her lifetime, domestic violence is more common than pre-eclamplsia and hypertension -- both commonly addressed during pregnancy. Yet women are rarely asked about abuse or given information about the links between violence and their health. [more...]

Native Health Initiative

Native Health Initiative

Intimate partner violence poses a significant health threat across Indian Country. Increasingly, health care professionals recognize that it is a major public health problem that causes grave and lasting harm to individuals, families and communities. In the largest-ever survey of its kind, a 2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on health and violence found that 39 percent of Native women reported that they were victims of intimate partner violence some time in their lives – a rate higher than any other race or ethnicity surveyed. [more...]