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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Facts

The Facts on Guns and Domestic Violence

Guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination - injuring and killing women every day in the U.S. A gun is the weapon most commonly used in domestic homicides.
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Supreme Court: No Guns for Abusers

In 2009 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on gun possession by people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors.
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Senate Holds Hearing on Intersection of Domestic Violence and Gun Violence

Testimony of Futures Without Violence Board member Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing before Senate Judiciary Committee hearing July 30, 2014
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Manual

Tools For Improving Maternal Health & Safety in A Multicultural Context

A large collection of materials on domestic violence dynamics, training materials, and public education materials in English and Spanish.
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Program News
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Using Social Media to Increase Awareness

These shareable graphic ads can support your marketing for upcoming health/DV trainings or efforts, or help get the conversation started.
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Report

Evaluating the Implementation of Home-Based Visitation

In this paper, the authors report on their experience in conducting a statewide evaluation of the PCADV program using previously developed performance measures.
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Brochure

Public Policy Affecting Immigrant & Refugee Women

A one page summary of the public policy issues affecting immigrant and refugee women.
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Report

Understanding Children, Immigration, and Family Violence: A National Examination of the Issues

The issues and recommendations identify challenges and opportunities in reaching out to and delivering services to immigrant children and families affected by family violence, best practices in serving them, and policy implications for the work.
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Brochure

Quiz: Are Your Services Linguistically And Culturally Accessible To Immigrant And Refugee Women?

Are your services linguistically and culturally accessible to immigrant and refugee women? Take this 5 question quiz to find out.
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Brochure

Language Access Tools

A two page document covering the facts of language access, who must comply, sample documents, and a list of resources.
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Brochure

Cultural Competency Tips

A two-page list of tips for working with survivors from immigrant or multicultural communities.
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Manual

Working with Battered Immigrant Women: A Handbook to Make Services Accessible

This handbook is an essential resource for advocates and volunteers at shelters, legal assistance programs, and others seeking to improve services to battered immigrant women.
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Brochure

Basic Tips in Working with Immigrant Women

A list of 6 tips for working with immigrant women.
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Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Learn about how you can help immigrant women while navigating the legal or funding consequences of serving battered immigrant women.
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Brochure

Power and Control Wheel for Immigrant Women (English and Spanish)

This version of the Power and Control wheel focuses on some of the many ways battered immigrant women can be abused. Available in English and Spanish.
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Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation. Futures Without Violence President and Founder Esta Soler submitted testimony for the record.
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Older Adults’ Health

Seventy-seven million baby boomers are aging and people 85 and older, the fastest growing segment of the population, are disproportionately women. These demographic trends have significant implications for victimization, safety, suffering, and health.
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Digital Tools

Electronic Palm Domestic Violence Assessment Tool

We created a new assessment tool for domestic violence. It includes tips on how to conduct inquiry, assessment, intervention, documentation, follow-up for domestic violence, and facts.
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Domestic Violence and Health Care Protocols

Futures Without Violence has selected model protocols from various health care settings across the U.S. and highlights on the health care practice that has implemented this protocol.
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More Than A Quarter Of Teens In A Relationship Report Digital Abuse

The Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center released a 2013 study examining the role technology plays in teen dating abuse.
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Video on Dating Violence from the White House

Vice President Joe Biden has released a public service announcement for ESPN, MLB Network and Fox Sports. The PSA features the President, Vice President, and several professional athletes.
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U.S. Government Allocates $150 Million to Prevent Global Gender-Based Violence

For the first time, U.S. government has allocated $150 million specifically for ending gender-based violence globally.
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IRS Issues New Policy to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

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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Capital Building

Senate Hearing on Global GBV

Senate holds hearing on global gender-based violence.
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President Signs Act to Prevent Sexual Violence in Military

President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, which included amendments to significantly reform the Department of Defense’s sexual assault and sexual harassment policies.
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Invisible War

Military Rape Victims Speak Up in New Documentary: The Invisible War

The Invisible War examines the epidemic of rape within the US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
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Advocates Turn Horrific Events Into Successful Call for Action

Rates of rape and sexual assault often spike during times of conflict or crisis, like the current situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pushing the Elephant tells the story of how Rose Mapendo survived brutal violence in war-torn DRC.
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Futures Celebrates International Day of the Girl (10/11)

We applaud the United Nations for recognizing the value of girls and declaring October 11th the International Day of the Girl. Every girl deserves to live an empowered life free of discrimination, abuse, economic disparities, and violence.
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Facts

Rape is Rape: Facts Not Fiction

For over 30 years, we’ve been deeply immersed in supporting and developing programs, studies, policies, and legislation intended to prevent and stop rape and sexual violence.
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Sportswriters Are Standing Up, Not Standing By

Thousands of voices have denounced the silence that prevailed for years inside two of the country's top sports franchises. Do you know who we think is doing a great job fueling the public conversation? Sportswriters.
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Report

Judicial Response to Elder Abuse

Reported cases of elder abuse are increasing throughout the United States. The justice system must develop a concerted approach to resolving elder abuse cases.
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The High Price of Teen Sexting

According to a study in Pediatrics, sexting has been linked to risky sexual behavior. Teens who sext do so often as a result of pressure or coercion from their friends or significant others. In certain states, teens who sext are even at risk of being prosecuted under child pornography laws.
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February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, advocates and educators from across the country are focused on the risk factors associated with teen dating violence, and what can be done to prevent it.
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Manual

The Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings

Developed by Futures Without Violence and Physicians for A Violence Free Society. Includes power point presentation and return on investment Excel sheet.
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Family to Family Initiative

In 2005, the Futures Without Violence began concentrated work on the F2F initiative, a program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation that prioritizes the safety of children exposed to domestic violence.
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Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs

The healthcare-based DV model approach, applicable to hospitals and clinical settings, enables the staff of a health care institution in conjunction with local DV and sexual assault (SA) programs to respond in a comprehensive manner.
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Digital Tools

Health e-Bulletin

Archive of the Health E-Bulletin issues.
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2012 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence Presentation Slides

The 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence at San Francisco, CA, on March 30, 2012. The conference offered more than 11 in-depth pre-conference institutes, 70 workshop sessions, and 5 plenaries.
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2012 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Photo highlights from the 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence at San Francisco, CA, on March 30, 2012.
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Macy’s Thank-a-Mom Challenge a Success!

You helped us raise thousands of dollars sending thousands of Mother’s Day e-cards, and for that we say THANK YOU!
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Top Leaders Convene at our Childhood Trauma Summit

A committed group of elected officials, public health researchers and children's advocates gathered in Los Angeles to stand up for the children in California who have suffered trauma and who don't have the dedication and care that they need to thrive.
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Coaching Boys Into Men Goes Global

FVPF and UNICEF joined forces in 2007 to enlist international celebrity soccer coaches and players as “teachers” of violence prevention. A new International Coaches Manual is available in English, Spanish, French, and for Indian communities.
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Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with Futures Without Violence, and with the support of the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC), will offer a new three-day, highly interactive workshop that will help state court and tribal court judges enhance their skills and ability to respond to cases involving adolescents and relationship abuse.
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Continuing Judicial Skills (CJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

The CJS Program is designed specifically for those who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills (EJS) in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop or a similar intensive. The program addresses judges’ specific court assignments at a more advanced level and introduces new topics of special interest.
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Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop Program Overview

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV offers a four-day, hands-on, highly interactive workshop that will help new and experienced state court and tribal court judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills and ability to respond to cases involving elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
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Enhancing Judicial Skills (EJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

The Institute continues to offer this three-day, hands-on, highly interactive education workshop provided more than 3,500 judges nationwide since 1999. The program provides the essential foundation for new and experienced judges who handle criminal, civil, and family law cases involving domestic violence.
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Using Music, Movies, Video Games & School Curricula, Start Strong Is Promoting Healthy Relationships

The middle school years offer key moments to educate about healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention. Programs should meet youth where they spend time, such as in schools, and engage a range of community partners.
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What can the NHRC provide?

The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides personalized, technical assistance to domestic and sexual violence advocates and to health care practitioners, administrators and systems, students, policy makers, and others at all levels as they improve health care's response to domestic violence.
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Video

First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and A Child’s Developing Brain

This informational video illustrates the dangers of chronic exposure to violence on a child's developing brain. Combining inspirational true-life stories and nationally recognized experts, viewers are given information on a child's developmental risk if regularly exposed to violent situations.
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