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Posts Categorized: Promising Futures

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Leveraging Social Media to Talk to Teens About Dating Violence

We're sharing our social media tips for talking to teens about dating violence and abuse.
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Webinar

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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Webinar

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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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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Program News
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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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Program News
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Promising Futures Launches

We launched a new website called Promising Futures to help advocates and organizations support children and parents facing domestic violence. The website includes a variety of resources including best practices, evaluation tools, research-informed strategies, and more.
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Manual

16 Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based Tips for Advocates

Recommendations and tips to help guide IPV advocates in their daily work with mothers and families.
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Report

Understanding Evidence Part 1: Best Available Research Evidence, A Guide to the Continuum of Evidence Effectiveness

This document aims to explain the purpose and meaning of the Continuum of Evidence of Effectiveness, a tool that was developed to facilitate a common understanding in the field of violence prevention.
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Report

Evidence-Based Practices for Children Exposed to Violence

This package of information summarizes findings and evidence from federal reviews of research studies and program evaluations to help localities address childhood exposure to violence.
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Manual

Connect: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Connect is a three hour curriculum, Power Point presentation, video and related tools intended for use in child welfare settings with foster parents, kin caregivers, and adoptive parents with all levels.
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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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Promoting Resiliency Infographic

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