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Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, sex, and relationships

The goal of this safety card is to be both a survivor-centered resource and a useful conversation starter for health care providers, counselors, social workers, mentors, or other adults working with high-school and college-aged Muslim youth who are doing universal education around healthy relationships and assessing for violence.
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Anisa Ali

Senior Program Specialist, Health

As a Senior Program Specialist at FUTURES, Anisa provides technical assistance for Project Catalyst: Statewide Transformation on Health, IPV, and Human Trafficking and Building Collaborative Responses for Human Trafficking. Anisa also leads the Campus Leadership …

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Take Action Toolkit For Asylum For Survivors

On June 11th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a decision in an immigration case brought by a victim of domestic violence seeking asylum in the United States. The decision attempts to erode protections for immigrant survivors of domestic …

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FUTURES fights back against Trump Administration Policies that Hurt Immigrant Families and those Seeking Asylum

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Asylum for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Futures Without Violence recently submitted a new round of comments in response to a proposed rule that would have made it nearly impossible for survivors of …

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Brandy Britton, Project Catalyst Grantee, Featured in Local News

Brandy Britton is leading efforts to engage health centers from across Arkansas on IPV and Human Trafficking prevention and intervention, as part of Project Catalyst, a FUTURES multi-state initiative.  Her partners include leaders from the AR Domestic Violence Coalition …

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City of Portland, ME

The Portland Defending Childhood Initiative was a comprehensive initiative aimed at improving the community’s resources for both the prevention and treatment of childhood exposure to violence. Portland Defending Childhood Initiative’s work focused on educating the community about violence prevention, collaborating …

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Multnomah County, OR

Multnomah County Defending Childhood Initiative, based out of the county’s Domestic Violence Coordination Office, brought together resources from across the county to raise awareness among professionals, community members, families, and youth about the prevalence of children’s exposure to violence. The …

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New Research Offers Hope for Children We’ve Written Off for Too Long

“She’s withdrawn and doesn’t listen.”

“He’s been a discipline problem …

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Why Screen? The Importance of an Intimate Partner Abuse Screening Tool for LGBQ/T Communities and Families

This webinar will expand on why an intersectional approach to assessing whether or not partner abuse is happening in a relationship is important when working with LGBQ/T communities and families.
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Statement on Parkland, FL Shooting

It is a real tragedy that, almost every week so …

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Project Catalyst: Statewide Transformation on Health and IPV

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

 

Project Catalyst: Statewide Transformation on Health and IPV

Four state leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across their
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Another Step Back for the U.S. in Standing Up for Women Worldwide

In Washington D.C. on November 22, 2017, Secretary of State …

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Open Enrollment! How DV Advocates Can Help Survivors Access Health Care

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:30-1:30pm PT, 1:30-2:30pm MT, 2:30-3:30-2pm CT, 3:30-4:30pm ET

Speaker: Lena O’Rourke

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This webinar will follow up on an earlier webinar on open enrollment and healthcare access for survivors given on October

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Supporting Survivor Access to Health Care: Open Enrollment, Updates on Changes to Health Policy and Implications for Survivors

Date: October 31, 2017

Speaker: Lena O’Rourke

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Open Enrollment is November 1st, 2017 – December 15th, 2017! Did you know…

    Health insurance is available for survivors and their families through the marketplace (healthcare.gov) and that significant financial help 
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Conducting a Thoughtful Needs Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach to Program Design for Adult and Children Survivors of DV

Title: Conducting a Thoughtful Needs Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach to Program Design for Adult and Children Survivors of DV

Date: November 13th, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time

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Statement on the Sutherland Springs Tragedy

Once again a young man with an apparent years-long history …

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Back to School: A To-Do List for Preparing Teens for Healthy Relationships

School is officially back in session, and as many of

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Small Town with a Big Heart: How I Met an Unsung Hero

A few weeks ago, I traveled from my home in …

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Group of Senators Are Concerned For Immigrant Survivors

On July 18, 2017, a group of Senators stood up …

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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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A Statement on Today’s Shootings in Virginia and San Francisco

Our hearts go out to the victims of this morning’s …

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Fostering Safer Workplaces

Futures Without Violence along with partners Asian Pacific Institute on

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Implementation Science: What Does It Take To Improve Outcomes?

Title: Implementation Science: What Does It Take To Improve Outcomes?

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Speakers:

Melanie MaltryImplementation Specialist, National Implementation Research Network

Allison Metz, Director, National Implementation Research Network

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Have you ever tried to …

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May Day: Honoring Our Workers

Today marks May Day—or International Workers Day—sparked in 1886 by …

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Title: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Date:  April 26, 2017  (90 minutes)

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Advice from a Survivor: Asking for Help

Help is something that’s hard to ask for. It’s not …

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Uber Isn’t Unique When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Shock, dismay, anger – my social media was buzzing about …

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Collaborating to Address the Needs of Trafficked Survivors with Disabilities

Title: Collaborating to Address the Needs of Trafficked Survivors with Disabilities

Date:  January 19, 2017

 

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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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The Local Fight to End Human Trafficking

Before FUTURES, I worked in a legal services office in …

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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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Collaborating to Address Trafficking in Rural Communities: Lessons from the Field

Title:  Collaborating to Address Trafficking in Rural Communities:  Lessons from the Field
 
Date:  December 1, 2016
 
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Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Using the Relationship Assessment Tool and Universal Education

Title: Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Using the Relationship Assessment Tool and Universal Education

Date Recorded: August 12, 2016

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Download the Relationship Assessment Tool.

Many U.S. states …

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2017 NCHDV Call for Abstracts: Ask the Experts

Title: 2017 NCHDV Call for Abstracts: Ask the Experts

Date Recorded: November 17, 2016

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The 2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will highlight …

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FUTURES Has a New Resource That May Work For You!

When I first met Ari, we were freshman in college- …

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Celebrate VAWA’s 22 Years of Empowering Women with Esta Soler’s Inspiring TED Talk

This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation that has drastically changed how society views domestic, sexual, and family violence. Previous to this shift in culture, most legislators thought of the issue of …

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Our Strategies

Our Strategies leverage 35 years of experience in the power of collective action by bringing together government, healthcare, workplace human rights, business and education organizations to create a society-wide web of healing and prevention. Together, we are creating a future …

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Collaborating with Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Communities to Address Human Trafficking

Title: Collaborating with Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Communities to Address Human Trafficking

Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am PST

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    Section 1 – Introduction to collaboration, overview of human trafficking and intersection with domestic
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Access to Health Care for Survivors

For many survivors of domestic and sexual violence, access to health care is a vital part of healing and self-determination. Futures Without Violence is working with advocates and health providers to get survivors across the country the access to the …

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Paving the way for change on Worker’s Memorial Day

FUTURES Staff Attorney Aaron Polkey discusses the importance of creating safe workplaces on Worker's Memorial Day and beyond.
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Sexual assault can happen in relationships, too.

FUTURES Health Program Director Anna Marjavi and La Clínica del Pueblo highlight the fact that even women in long-term relationships can be vulnerable to sexual abuse.
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Speaking out against sexual assault through Mudderella!

Former FUTURES intern and college sexual assault prevention advocate Juliette Verrengia writes about her experience participating in Mudderella!
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When it comes to ending college sexual assault, we ALL need to be leaders

FUTURES Intern Elizabeth Wilmering reflects on her about her experience visiting the White House with other campus leaders to discuss the prevention of college sexual assault.
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Reimbursement and Payment Strategies for DV/Health Partnerships Webinar

This webinar will help domestic and sexual violence (DSV) advocates understand the evolving health care landscape and make strategic choices as they decide whether and how to partner with health care providers in order to promote sustainability and collaboration.
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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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Why I Participate in Mudderella

Guest blogger Cindy Knight talks about her experience participating in Mudderella and what the cause means to her.
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