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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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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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How Pets are Caught in the Crossfire of Domestic Violence

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

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How Being a Father Against Violence Makes You a #TrueDude

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trauma Informed and Equitable Approaches to Training Development and Implementation

This webinar will introduce a process for building an equitable and trauma informed training institute. Presenters will outlines critical steps of the institute design process by highlighting the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative's Trauma Awareness & Resilience Training Institute to Youth Workers and share lessons learned specific to cultural humility and using a racial justice lens throughout the design and implementation process.
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Policy Paper

Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma

This policy paper offers sixteen ways that adults can support children exposed to violence and trauma to heal and grow. These recommendations are for advocates, educators, and health care providers to help improve their response to children who have experienced violence or trauma.
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Secondary Traumatic Stress Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to the similarities and differences between burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary and vicarious trauma and will offer information about how to identify these in themselves and others. This workshop will also discuss resiliency and will offer participants suggestions and tools for increasing resiliency within themselves.
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Defending Childhood Website Launch: New Innovations for Addressing Children’s Exposure to Violence

This webinar will walk participants through the key features of the newly launched Defending Childhood website and highlight innovators from the health and public health fields who are changing the lives of children exposed to violence.
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Report

Preventing Violence: A Review of Research, Evaluation, Gaps, and Opportunities

This report summarizes a review of research and evaluation studies, as well as promising and proven interventions, to identify programs, policies, and practices that can contribute to reducing high levels of violence in the United States
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Transforming Men and Boys to End Violence Against Women

This webinar examines our current approach working with men and boys to end violence against women. Participants are invited to incorporate understanding the effects of male socialization and the history of childhood exposure to violence and trauma to develop humanistic and compassionate prevention and intervention responses that do not minimize accountability.
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Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency

This webinar explores the latest thinking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood exposure to domestic violence. Emphasizing the opportunity for primary prevention, presenters will discuss strategies for trauma-informed parenting to prevent the inter-generational transmission of ACEs.
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Mitigating Childhood Trauma in Indian Country: Community and Policy-level Recommendations

This webinar will review recommendations from the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, and make connections to the science of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
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Voices of Formerly Incarcerated Leaders: A Growing National Movement

This webinar highlights stories of formerly incarcerated leaders and the innovative approaches they are using to address the systemic failures that have led to the unfair treatment of youth and adults in the American justice system.
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Report

Recommendations from DCI Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

Of the 76 million children currently residing in the U.S, an estimated 46 million can expect to have their lives touched by violence, crime, abuse, and psychological trauma this year. American Indian and Alaska Native children are more likely to experience exposure to violence than any other racial or ethnic group.
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Press Release

FUTURES Launches Campaign to Prevent Violence Among American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

FUTURES announces the launch of "Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence" campaign to prevent early exposure to violence among American Indian/Alaska Native Communities.
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Defending Childhood Initiative in Indian Country

As part of the Defending Childhood Initiative, FUTURES is proud to partner with two sites doing culturally specific work in Native American communities. Learn more!
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Tools for Connecting the Dots: Latest Research and Innovative Strategies Honoring Linkages Between Multiple Forms of Violence

How are different forms of violence connected? What would it take to prevent multiple forms of violence in one effort? This webinar explores the links between multiple forms of violence.
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Report

Review of Interventions for Children Exposed to Violence

Comprehensive Review of Interventions for Children Exposed to Violence.
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Incorporating a Trauma Informed Approach to Social Emotional Learning in Diverse Community Settings

Webinar about Incorporating a Trauma Informed Approach to Social Emotional Learning in Diverse Community Settings.
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From Associates to Allies: Forging Public Sector Partnerships that Prevent Violence

Webinar shares advice on how local government can boost your efforts to prevent gang violence, child abuse, bullying, and other forms of violence.
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Traditional Cultural Mentoring for Native Children and Youth

Webinar recording about using traditional cultural mentoring as a strength-based approach to working with Native children and youth.
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William Gay on Domestic Violence

William Gay from the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about his personal experience with domestic violence, and his commitment to end abuse. Learn More
Program News
William Gay and Keith Whitted

All Sites Peer-to-Peer Exchange

We were thrilled to welcome William Gay, star cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Keith Whitted, Jr., an 11-year-old boy who a book sharing the true and tragic story of the shooting death of his dad.
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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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Press Release

100 of Nation’s Top Leaders Convene at Los Angeles Summit

Futures Without Violence hosted Somebody Stood Up for Me, an interactive summit that brought together leading experts and innovators in the fields of health, education, juvenile justice and community action.
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DOJ Announces Report Findings

This extensive report addresses the national crisis. The report is a vital component of a national program that has awarded grants to eight cities, counties, and tribal communities to develop strategic plans for community-based efforts that will address and prevent childhood exposure to violence.
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Report

Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey

This Bulletin discusses the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence to date.
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Defending Childhood: Protect, Heal, Thrive

This report calls for action by the federal government, states, tribes, communities, and the private sector across the country to defend all of our children against exposure to violence.
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Brochure

Connected Parents, Connected Kids

Connected Parents, Connected Kids is a safety card designed for parents that 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 health care providers to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact on parenting.
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Good Solutions Solve Multiple Problems: Addressing the Links Between Multiple Forms of Violence

This webinar will describe how one type of violence can lead to other forms, and will present cross-cutting solutions that prevent childhood trauma and simultaneously address multiple forms of violence.
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Tribal Laws: Protecting the Sacredness of Our Children

This webinar will assist OJJDP grantees in answering the following questions; how can Tribal codes and laws be formulated to protect children?
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Lessons Learned from Abusive Men on the Journey to Nonviolence

This webinar will present two important publications related to men who have used violence in their relationships.
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Photos from the Somebody Stood Up For Me summit in May, 2014.
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Promoting Resiliency Infographic

Protective factors that promote healing and resiliency in children exposed to violence.
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