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Press Release

Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) Selects Two Research and Capacity Building Sites

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Tracy Tierney, Futures Without Violence
ttierney@futureswithoutviolence.org
415.678.5619

Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) Selects Two Research and Capacity Building Sites


SAN FRANCISCO (November 30, 2017)
– Today, the Quality Improvement Center

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Digital Tools

Young Moms Module: Assessment and Safety Planning for Domestic Violence in Home Visitation


Young Moms Module: Assessment and Safety Planning for Domestic Violence in Home Visitation

represents a recent expansion of the Healthy Moms Happy Babies (HMHB) Curriculum and recognizes that the field of home visitation requires new tools to meet the needs …

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Digital Tools
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Respect Effect: Small Actions Make a Big Difference

1 in 3 teens is a victim of dating abuse, …

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Webinar

Q&A on Applying as a Research and Capacity Building Project

Title: Q&A on Applying as a Research and Capacity Building Project

Date & Time: September 1st, 2017, 2PM ET/11AM PT 

Speakers:

Lonna Davis

Futures Without Violence

Shellie Taggart

Futures Without Violence

Andrew Zinn

University of Kansas School of Social …

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Webinar

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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Webinar

Centering Survivor Leadership at the Intersections of Oppression: A Comprehensive Approach to Ending Intimate Partner Violence

Title: Centering Survivor Leadership at the Intersections of Oppression: A Comprehensive Approach to Ending Intimate Partner Violence

Date: September 19, 2017

Speaker:

Amita Swadhin, Director, Mirror Memoirs

Webinar Description: 

The movement to end intimate partner violence has historically been …

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Webinar

NIFDV Radio Show – Releasing the Silos

Title: NIFDV Radio Show – Releasing Silos

Date Recorded: November 29, 2016

The work on engaging with men and fathers in the U.S. is at a crossroads. After 40 years of practice in the fields of battering intervention and responsible …

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Webinar

Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency: Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers

Title: Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency: Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers 

Date Recorded: September 7, 2016

This session will explore the latest thinking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood exposure to domestic …
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Webinar

Strong Collaborative, Strong Families: Co-located Domestic Violence Services Within Child Welfare

Title: Strong Collaborative, Strong Families: Co-located Domestic Violence Services Within Child Welfare

Date Recorded: August 8, 2016

This webinar will highlight the important work done in two different states to increase collaboration between child welfare and domestic violence agencies. Panelists …

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Video

Thriving After Childhood Traumatic Stress: Unique’s Story (VIDEO)

 

This short film, inspired by a true story, shows how a consistent relationship with a caring adult can mean everything to someone who has witnessed violence and experienced childhood traumatic stress.


About Changing Minds

Each year, nearly 60% of …

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Overcoming Emotional Trauma: Chad’s Story (VIDEO)

 

This short film, inspired by a true story, shows how a consistent relationship with a caring adult can mean everything to a child who has witnessed violence and subsequently experienced emotional trauma.


About Changing Minds

Each year, nearly 60% …

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The Science of Childhood Trauma (VIDEO)

Recent childhood trauma studies demonstrate how observing violence has a lasting negative impact on a child’s brain development. Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Over time, exposure to violence during …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Locker Room

We all know that “locker room talk” is not only …

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What “Big Little Lies” Got Right About Domestic Violence

I was impressed, and maybe a little surprised, to see …

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#KeepMeSafe

“This will always be the story of my freshman year,

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Press Release

Futures Without Violence Leads Cooperative Effort to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tracy Tierney, Futures Without Violence
ttierney@futureswithoutviolence.org
415.678.5619

Futures Without Violence Leads Cooperative Effort to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

The five-year project aims to improve outcomes for children and families that experience domestic violence

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This is What Youth Activism Looks Like

If there is one thing that every kid in America …

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5 Signs of a Healthy Teen Relationship

You’d be hard pressed to find a teen who isn’t …

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Pink Hats and a Teachable Moment

“Why is everyone wearing a pink hat?” the woman asked …

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Webinar

Context and Practice: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Building Affirming Environments for LGBTQ + Youth

Title: Context and Practice: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Building Affirming Environments for LGBTQ+ Youth

Date Recorded: August 24, 2016

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Child Bride

If You Think Child Marriage Doesn’t Exist in the US, Think Again.

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age …

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How Pets are Caught in the Crossfire of Domestic Violence

For the last 3 months, I have been on an …

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8 #RelationshipGoals You Should Really Want

    An S.O. who lifts you up and reminds you how
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Blog
True Dude

How Being a Father Against Violence Makes You a #TrueDude

Sixteen years ago, I stepped into a role that I …

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An Alarm Bell is Ringing

When I last checked the Internet, the now-famous letter from

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Press Release

FUTURES Wins Webby Award for That’s Not Cool Website

SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.
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We need YOUR help to win a Webby!

Our That's Not Cool website aimed at ending teen dating violence is up for a 2016 Webby Award! Vote today to help us win.
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Webinar

Building Promising Futures: Guidelines and Outcome Measures for Enhancing Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children & Youth

This webinar explores guidelines for enhancing domestic violence services. It will also discuss the complexities involved in developing and utilizing outcome measures for domestic violence programs' work with children and youth. Two new resources will be shared on the topic will be shared.
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Webinar

Expanding Healthy Moms/Happy Babies: Spotlight on our New Young Mothers Safety Card

This webinar will provide an overview of our new adolescent focused module for it's recent 2nd edition of Healthy Mom's Happy Babies (HMHB): A Train the Trainer Curriculum on DV and Reproductive Coercion. We will discuss how programs working with young mothers can help promote conversations about healthy and safe relationships, impacts of abuse, and safety planning.
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Manual

Building Promising Futures: Guidelines for Enhancing Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children & Youth

This discussion paper presents guidelines for consideration to improve the services to and success of children exposed to domestic violence.
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Webinar

The News About Childhood Trauma: Findings and Implications

This webinar will discuss how the news and media covers issues of childhood exposure to violence and trauma, how to analyze the coverage, and create new avenues to improve how childhood exposure to trauma is talked about in media conversations.
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Webinar

Promising Futures: Capacity Assessment for DV/SV Programs for Supporting Children, Youth, and Parents

This webinar will provide an overview of the Promising Futures: Best Practices for Serving Children, Youth, and Parents Experiencing Domestic Violence website and related tools and will discuss a new tool developed by the Vermont Coalition Against Domestic Violence that will help programs assess opportunities for growth and development in their services.
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Young Moms, Strong Kids

Young Moms, Strong Kids is a safety card designed for adolescent parents that home visitation and health care providers can distribute as part of universal education. In addition to providing safety resources for women, this tool also functions as a prompt for providers to discuss healthy relationships, coping strategies, and getting support.
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Manual

Developing Outcome Measures for Domestic Violence Programs’ Work with Children and Youth

This manual explores some of the major complexities involved in developing and utilizing outcome measures for domestic violence programs’ work with children.
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Facts

The Facts on Children’s Exposure to Violence

This fact sheet provides information and statistics on the various impacts of children's exposure to violence and recommendations on how to promote children's healthy growth and resilience building.
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Webinar

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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Blog
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Simple Actions You Can Take to Help End Teen Dating Violence

FUTURES' Sarah Hyde gives us some easy actions to take to promote healthy relationships during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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Report

Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn (Executive Summary & Full Report)

Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn is a consensus report on children exposed to violence, and explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities heal and thrive.
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Event
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#TheHuntingGround Twitter Chat

Join #TheHuntingGround Twitter chat on Friday, November 20th at 11am PST/2pm EST! Hear from our panel of experts, including Avon Foundation for Women, National Women's Law Center, End Rape on Campus and more.
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Webinar

Ending the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: A Public Health Approach

In this webinar co-authors of the report, The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls' Story, provide an overview of the sexual abuse to prison pipeline and highlight federal policy efforts and innovative public health practices to end the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline.
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Webinar

Returning to Being Good Relatives: Addressing Lateral Oppression and Violence

This webinar is a part of the Defending Childhood webinar series and will explore the connections between lateral oppression, trauma, and violence. Participants will learn about the impact of lateral oppression and violence on Native people and develop skills to address lateral oppression and violence.
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Webinar

Achieving Access for Parents and Children

This webinar provides key considerations for working with adults and children with disabilities and Deaf people, a basic overview of your legal and ethical responsibilities around accessibility, and offers suggestions for enhancing the accessibility of your collaborating organizations.
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Video

Take the 2015 RESPECT! Challenge

Learn more about the 2015 RESPECT! Challenge, and enter today! Learn More
Press Release

FUTURES Launches 2015 RESPECT! Challenge to Combat Online Bullying

FUTURES launches contest that challenges Americans to spread acts of positivity and respect online, using GIFs, pictures, memes, and videos.
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Webinar

Returning to Being Good Relatives: Addressing Lateral Oppression and Violence

This webinar is a part of the Defending Childhood webinar series and will explore the connections between lateral oppression, trauma, and violence. Participants will learn about the impact of lateral oppression and violence on Native people and develop skills to address lateral oppression and violence.
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Report

Child Abuse & Domestic Violence: Putting CAPTA To Work

This report examines how the domestic violence provisions in CAPTA have been implemented at the federal and state levels and subsequent successes and challenges.
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Webinar

Achieving Access for Parents and Children

This webinar will provide key considerations for working with adults and children with disabilities and Deaf people, a basic overview of your legal and ethical responsibilities around accessibility, and offer suggestions for enhancing the accessibility of your collaborating organizations and change efforts to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people who experience or witness violence and abuse are able to benefit from the work of your communities.
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Blog
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New Online Quiz Helps Teens Draw the Line on Digital Dating Abuse

FUTURES' new digital quiz 'Cool Not Cool' helps teens draw the line on teen dating abuse.
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Webinar

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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Webinar

Exploring and Addressing Equity Issues Across Sectors

This webinar will engage participants in a discussion on issues of equity and inclusion across multiple child serving sectors. With an analysis of health, mental health, schools and justice, the webinar will discuss the key points that must be addressed in order to reduce violence in our communities.
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