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Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: 35 Years of Progress

Only a generation ago, survivors of domestic violence had little

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Anti-Racism as Violence Prevention

These videos and discussion guides are intended to be used by domestic and sexual violence advocates and activists to spark conversations on the ways that racism and oppression have shaped our anti-violence movements and how we can dismantle racism in

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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

An estimated 21 million people are trafficked globally at any …

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Creating and Implementing Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Programs with Graduate Students: Principles and Practices

Title: Creating and Implementing Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Programs with Graduate Students: Principles and Practices

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Time: 10:00am-11:30am PT/11:00am-12:30 MT/12:00pm-1:30 CT/1:00pm-2:30 ET

This webinar contains closed captioning and was recorded.

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Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Title: Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Date & Time: August 31st, 1PM ET (12PM CT, 11AM MT, 10AM PT, 9AM AK, 8AM HI) 

Speakers:

Eleanor Davis

Futures Without Violence

Tonjie Reese

Break The Cycle…

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On Campus Sexual Assault Prevention, Being Ready, and Getting Energized

This is a guest post from a recent participant of

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Improving Health Outcomes Through Violence Prevention: Model Partnerships between Community Health Centers and Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs

Domestic and sexual Violence is a public health crisis, with long term health implications. Fortunately, there are strategies to respond. Futures Without Violence is excited to share effective intervention strategies and a new online toolkit for establishing and expanding partnerships between community health centers and local domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA) agencies.
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GLOBAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION

What can men do to help end violence against women and girls?

FUTURES has been asking that question for more than a decade. The good news is that men are increasingly joining the movement to end violence against women—using their …

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That’s Not Cool: Mobilizing Youth Communities for Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Education

Join us for this webinar to learn more about innovative work being done in the field of teen dating violence prevention and to gain some tools for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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New Public Health Strategies for Violence Prevention

Join us for an interactive webinar presentation and discussion about developing and implementing innovative Public Health Strategies for Violence Prevention. The featured presenter for this webinar is Connie Mitchell MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Center for Family Health, California Department of Public Health.
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Improving Health Outcomes through Violence Prevention: Promising Strategies from Community Health Centers

This webinar highlights Phase I of a pilot program to improve health outcomes through IPV prevention in three Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supported community health centers. Webinar participants will also learn how they can apply to participate in the next phase of this national pilot project. Promising practices, model tools and resources developed by the sites will be shared.
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All Communities Are Not Created Equal: How a Health Equity Approach Enhances Violence Prevention Efforts

This web conference provides a space for a closer look at enhancing violence prevention work to promote health equity. Based on the framework presented in CDC’s recent publication A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease, this web conference delves into disproportionate outcomes based on race, class, sexual orientation, and ability within the context of violence prevention.
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Guest Post: Tips and Resources for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Guest blogger Barri Rosenbluth shares her tips and resources for spreading awareness during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
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Gun Violence: The Health Care Provider’s Role in Prevention Webinar

This webinar will review the impact of gun violence on families in the United States and discuss evidence-based approaches to gun violence prevention.
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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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Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses

Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses: An organizing approach
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Protocol for Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention and Intervention

The purpose of this protocol to aid in the promotion of healthy relationships with adolescent patients and encourage assessment and support for adolescent relationship abuse with sexually active female patients.
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Promoting Healthy Relationships at School, Teen Dating Violence Prevention: Why Middle School Matters

A look at how to embed healthy relationships into school policies to create positive change.
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Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Clinical Guidelines on Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse: An Integrated Approach to Prevention and Intervention

These are guidelines focused on the transformative role of the adolescent health care provider in preventing, identifying and addressing adolescent relationship abuse (ARA).
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Transgender Lives Can’t Wait – We Must Fight For Them Every Day

“As a trans woman of color, I feel that Trans …

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Virtual Hill Briefing – Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse during COVID-19

Title: Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse during COVID-19

Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Time: 12-1:00pm Eastern/ 9-10:00am Pacific

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3MEKmvAORpCxtuVrPog2Wg

Virtual Hill Briefing Convened by National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, Elder Justice Coalition, Alzheimer’s Association and the …

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Hope for a Country in Which All Women & Children Can Thrive

This is a great and important day for America – …

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Healing Centered Engagement for Patients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

This learning collaborative will increase health center staff capacity to best support their patients experiencing IPV, which is critical now more than ever with increased rates of IPV during the time of COVID-19.
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August 9-15, 2020 is National Health Center Week!

August 9-15, 2020 is National Health Center Week, which aims to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of federally-funded community health centers over the past five decades. Community health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver care …

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Program Specialist, Public Education Campaigns and Programs

As a program specialist on the Public Education Campaigns and Programs team, Jesse advances national violence prevention campaigns that engage youth, men and boys, educators, and athletic coaches. His passion for creating sustainable …

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, & Sexual Assault

Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking are on the rise during COVID-19 because many families and survivors are staying home, or are isolated from support systems. This isolation, along with increased stress and financial instability, puts …

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Audrie and Daisy – Discussion Guide for Parents

“Audrie was so large in life, she was a great athlete, great musician, good student, good kid. And then she was gone… We had to do something. We are giving a voice to our daughter, we have to so nobody

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The Enduring Value of Simplicity: Reflections on the FUTURES Campus Leadership Program

If someone were to ask me to pick one word to summarize my experience as a fellow in the FUTURES Campus Leadership Program, I think that I would choose the word, bittersweet. I am certain you are thinking, “How unoriginal,” and I cannot help but to agree.
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NHCVA Webinar – Telehealth Visits: Increasing Safety for People at Risk for Abuse

Title: Telehealth Visits: Increasing Safety for People at Risk for Abuse

Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Time: 12-1:30pm Pacific/ 1-2:30pm Mountain/ 2-3:30pm Central/ 3-4:30pm Eastern

Webinar Resources:

Download the webinar slides (PDF with active links).

Download FUTURES’ Telehealth

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Racism, Domestic Violence & Black Maternal Mortality – What Can Advocates Do?

Title: Racism, Domestic Violence & Black Maternal Mortality – What Can Advocates Do? [hosted by UJIMA and co-sponsored by FUTURES]

Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

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Over the past year, there has been increased …

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Health and IPV Resources for API Communities

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which recognizes the rich history of Asian and Pacific Islanders* living in the United States.

According to the Pew Research Center, Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese accounted for 85% of …

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Supporting Mothers at the Intersection of Violence & Racism

The week of April 11th-17th marks Black Maternal Health Week, a campaign that was led and founded three years ago by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The week serves as a time to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to raise awareness and focus on prevention of sexual assault. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes.[1] Sexual …

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Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED)

PAIVED is a national research study conducted by Futures Without Violence, Child Trends, and Boston Medical Center to examine how Responsible Fatherhood Programs (RFP) work to address and prevent intimate partner violence (IPV). The research concluded that RFP staff …

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Support for Working Families

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,

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RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

This  is a trying and frightening time for families, parents …

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Resources for safety and support during COVID-19

Those who are surviving violence in their relationships and families

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Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Title: Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Date/Time: Monday, April 20th, 2020 – 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM Pacific/1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern

Webinar recording: TBI and IPV Webinar Recording

Webinar materials:

Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury,

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which marks the 10th year of raising awareness and engaging in activism to address and prevent teen dating violence. Teen dating violence is associated with a number of negative health impacts, including:

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For a Survivor of Stalking, Words Matter

You’ve heard it before. Someone casually mentions that they’re “stalking” …

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Third Phase of National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Wendi Aarons, Futures Without Violence

wendi@wendiaarons.com

National Health Initiative Kicks-off to Support Survivors of Abuse

Three leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has severe adverse effects on the health, well-being, and human rights of millions of vulnerable adults and young people in the United States and globally. January has been declared Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Month.

Check out these …

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You’re Never Too Old to be Treated with Respect

One in ten older adults report being abused, neglected or …

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The Courage Museum: An Immersive Learning Center to Prevent Violence

 

The Courage Museum is the world’s first interactive, immersive learning center designed to simulate a world in which violence is not an inevitable part of the human experience, and where visitors can instead learn how to create change that

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