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Human Trafficking: A Hidden Problem

Human Trafficking is a problem in the U.S.. Learn about the Victims Protection Act of 2000, similarities to intimate partner violence, and how you can help.
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8 Ways You Can Coach Boys into Men

Tips for fathers, guardians, and mentors.
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IPV Screening and Counseling Toolkit

Puzzled by all the details in new health care laws that benefit millions of women and girls? We’re here to help.
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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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Futures Awards

A history of awards our organization, programs, and campaigns have won since 1982.
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Obama Issues Workplace DV Order

On April 18, 2012, President Obama took a major step to protect the lives of women and men who are federal employees when he issued an order directing all federal agencies to develop a policy to prevent and respond to domestic violence experienced by employees that affects the workplace.
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TOOLS AND TIPS FOR IDENTIFYING WOMEN WHO ARE BEING ABUSED

Women who are experiencing abuse may not feel comfortable openly disclosing this information, for a variety of reasons. Health care providers must have good tools for detecting and assessing abuse.
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Tools For Developing Public Education Material

We have created materials to educate the public in general about the effects of violence on maternal health. Read here about how we have created and used audio dramas and posters.
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Leadership Development for Immigrant Survivors of Violence

The Immigrant Women's Rights Project educates women about their rights and develops their leadership so that they can become involved in changing policies that affect them.
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WINNERS OF THE 2013 AVON COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Announcing the Winners of the Avon Communications Awards Here at Futures, we love recognizing the groundbreaking work that others do to combat gender-based violence. And when we get to recognize five organizations at the same time, we are overjoyed!
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First Ever Y Factor Summit: Men Leading by Example

Our first-ever national summit, called the Y Factor: Men Leading By Example, was a day filled with all-American heroes, unconventional advocates, committed public figures and journalists.
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New Film Asks All to Give RESPECT!

A new three-minute film urges everyone to sign the pledge in support of the RESPECT! Campaign, nationally sponsored by Macy’s.
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Give RESPECT Campaign

The RESPECT! Campaign is a social action campaign to promote respect in relationships and increase awareness about the positive role everyone can play to help end and prevent relationship violence and abuse.
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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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Start Strong Releases Model School Policy

To support schools looking to foster a culture of healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence, Start Strong developed the “School Policy to Increase Student Safety.”
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Thats Not Cool

Pressure to Share Passwords…Cool or Not Cool?

How would you feel about getting pressured to share your online passwords with someone you’re dating? This question is posed in the latest video by That’s Not Cool.
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Teens “Talk Back” with New Avatar

Pressuring someone for nude pics…cool or not cool? Teens can now create personalized talking avatar videos to answer that important question.
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Helping Teens Draw Their ‘Digital Line’

With digital communication a central part of teens’ lives, we launched a new national public service advertising (PSA) campaign to help teens recognize digital dating abuse and take steps to prevent it.
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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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Engaging Teachers

Teachers are natural influencers. As mentors and role models to students, teachers have a tremendous opportunity to impact how students grow to understand and appreciate safe and healthy relationships.
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Lessons from Literature

This innovative resource is helping teachers incorporate violence prevention lessons into existing curricula. It provides English teachers a framework to use the novels, poems, plays and stories to help their students build healthy, non-violent relationships.
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Recommendations Released on College Sexual Assault

Vice President Biden released a report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault that addresses the dramatic changes that must take place if students are to be safe during their college years.
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Campus Leadership Program

In May, 2014 we brought our inaugural Campus Leaders Fellowship program (2013-2014) to a close.
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Webinar

Addressing Domestic Violence in Home Visitation Programs

The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and included provisions to support America’s Healthy Futures Act. It requires home visitation programs to measure a reduction in "crime or domestic violence".
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Teen Dating Violence and Reproductive Coercion

This presentation gives an overview of the research on violence and its impact on health. It will offer promising programs on how to respond and promote healthy relationships. Specific clinic based interventions will be featured.
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New DHHS Recommendation for Domestic Violence Screening and Counseling

This webinar will provide an overview of the new guidelines and discuss implications for domestic violence programs, share resources from the National Health Resource Centers on Domestic Violence and share models for collaboration between advocates and providers.
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Project Connect 2.0 State/Territory Application

Futures Without Violence is selecting new sites for Phase 2 of Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women (Project Connect 2.0).
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Addressing Domestic Violence in Home Visitation Settings

This webinar will help home visitors understand how to screen, refer, and document these activities as part of routine programming.
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Addressing Domestic Violence within Home Visitation Settings: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence & Its Impact on Parenting

This webinar will introduce the issue of adults’ childhood experiences with violence. We will discuss the role of the home visitor in talking with parents about their childhood experiences.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Building Program Capacity to Effectively Serve Mothers and their Children

This webinar will discuss how programs can begin to assess and build capacity to effectively provide holistic services for women and their children in a deliberate and coordinated way.
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Group Work with Mothers Experiencing Domestic Violence and their Children in Wisconsin

In this webinar, participants will learn what focus groups with battered mothers and children/youth exposed to domestic violence revealed about the impact of domestic abuse on family relationships.
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Redefining Safety Planning in the Context of Reproductive Coercion

This webinar will explore successes and barriers that reproductive coercion programs encountered and discuss promising practices based on their experiences.
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Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses

Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses: An organizing approach
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Extended ACA Enrollment Period and Hardship Exemptions for Victims of Domestic Violence

This webinar will offer advocates information about the enrollment extension, as well as information about how survivors can access a "hardship" exemption to avoid paying penalties if they are not able to enroll this year.
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The NJ and NY Initiatives on DV Advocates Co-Located in Local Child Protective Offices

To improve safety for families experiencing both DV and child maltreatment, many states are now piloting collaborative initiatives with the co-location of DV advocates into child protection.
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Facts

The Facts on Violence Against Women With HIV/AIDS

Information and statistics on the relationship between violence against women and sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
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The Facts on Adolescent Pregnancy, Reproductive Risk and Exposure to Dating and Family Violence

Information and statistics on how violence affects reproductive health and impacts risky behaviors.
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Understanding Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating fact sheet summarizing what teen dating violence is, why it's a problem, who is at risk, who it affect health, how can we prevent it, and how does the CDC approach prevention.
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Guidelines

Develop a Collaborative Model of Care

Suggested protocol guidelines for a safe and effective response to abuse.
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Trauma Informed Reporting of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Trauma informed reporting begins with recognizing that a report made against a patient’s wishes may lead to feelings of helplessness and frustration. This document includes a sample script and talking points.
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Brochure

National Domestic Sexual And Dating Violence Resources And Referrals

Directory of hotlines and organizations for victims including special issues and culturally specific centers.
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Creating a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Sheet

A worksheet for local programs to document what services are offered.
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Protocol for Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention and Intervention

The purpose of this protocol to aid in the promotion of healthy relationships with adolescent patients and encourage assessment and support for adolescent relationship abuse with sexually active female patients.
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Sample Guidelines for Clinical Assessment and Intervention

This protocol is intended to assist medical professionals in complying with standards and thus improving service to this group of patients.
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Family Violence Office Self Assessment Tool

Form for health care providers to evaluate their office policies and procedures, office physical environment, office cultural environment, training for providers, assessment, documentation, management, evaluation, collaborative activities.
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Sample Victim Registration Form

Sample victim registration form.
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Report

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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Policy Paper

Stop Abuse for Every (SAFE) Teen Act: Teen Dating Violence is an Education Issue

Teen dating violence is pervasive and results in poor physical and mental health, lower academic achievement, truancy and school drop-out.
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Policy Paper

Domestic Violence and Home Visiting: Federal Policy Recommendations

Policy recommendations for home visitation programs.
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Intimate Partner Violence, Children & Early Childhood Home Visitation

Researchers emphasized the effects of intimate partner violence on children’s development.
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