The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and included provisions to support America’s Healthy Futures Act, a 5-year national initiative to support maternal infant and early childhood home visitation programs. The legislation also included new benchmark requirements for States. One benchmark requires home visitation programs to measure a reduction in "crime or domestic violence". Futures Without Violence has been working with home visitation programs and providing domestic violence and child abuse training and education for more than a decade to transform how home visitors address and support families facing abuse through its tools and programs below:
Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: A Train the Trainers Curriculum on Domestic Violence, Reproductive Coercion and Children Exposed Kit: This research-informed curriculum includes PowerPoint presentations with speaker’s notes, discussion questions, video clips, role-plays, and other exercises and a supporting bibliography. Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Train the Trainers Curriculum was created to support home visitation programs to be equipped to help women and children living in homes with domestic violence. Order hard copies online.
- Loving Parents, Loving Kids Safety Card
- Healthy Moms, Happy Babies Safety Card
- Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation: Addressing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment, a brief released in February, 2010. In partnership with the National Child Abuse Coalition and Safe Start Center, with sponsorship from the Avon Foundation for Women.
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