Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence

Public Education Campaign to Prevent Children’s Exposure to Violence in Indian Country

Strengthen Families postersSince its launch in September 2010, FUTURES has worked closely with the US Department of Justice on its signature Defending Childhood Initiative to prevent and respond to children’s exposure to violence. This problem affects each one of us. Effectively addressing it must become our shared concern and our shared cause.

Learn more about the Defending Childhood Initiative program work taking place across the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation (Chippewa Cree Tribe) and the Rosebud Indian Reservation (Lakota Sioux Tribe).

Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence is a campaign for Indian Country and was designed to educate and engage families on concrete actionDefending Childhood Logo steps that they can take to promote resiliency and healing for children. The campaign was funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ) and developed by Futures Without Violence, Native Streams Institute, Defending Childhood Initiative staff from the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Nakota Designs.  Learn more about the campaign elements.

The adaptable campaign includes:


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