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Delphi Instrument for Hospital-Based Domestic Violence Programs

This instrument can be used for a variety of purposes including benchmarking, assessment, and research/evaluation.
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The Coding and Documentation of Domestic Violence

This paper focuses on the need for accurate documentation and coding of domestic violence in medical records and provides recommendations on how to do so.
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Policy Paper

Challenges to Task Force Recommendations on Screening for Abuse

Leading medical and domestic violence experts challenged the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s conclusion that there is insufficient evidence to screen patients for domestic violence.
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The Ask, Validate, Document, Refer (AVDR) Tutorial for Dentists

This DVD provides a brief, interactive learning experience to help dental professionals and dental students respond to domestic violence.
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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

This guide focuses on the transformative role of the reproductive health care provider in identifying and addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) and reproductive coercion.
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Coaching Boys into Men Playbook (International)

This playbook provides teachable moments that illustrate ways coaches can role model and promote healthy choices and relationships among youth.
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Fathering After Violence Posters

These posters were created as part of the Fathering After Violence Initiative and may be used in any community setting frequented by men and boys.
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Sex, Relationships, and Respect on Campus Safety Card

This safety card is designed for college-aged women and men. The card details the high prevalence of sexual assaults on campus and defines consent.
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Lessons from Literature Complete Classroom Manual

Lessons from Literature is an innovative program that calls on English teachers to bring violence awareness and prevention into your classroom.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Get Help

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

For help and information anytime, contact:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Love Is Respect
TTY 1-866-331-8453
Text: loveis to …

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Get the Facts

Domestic, dating, and sexual violence are costly and pervasive problems in the U.S., causing victims, as well as witnesses and bystanders, in every community to suffer incalculable pain and loss.

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Everyone has the right to live free of violence.

Under the leadership and vision of founder Esta Soler for more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy …

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Contact Us

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Where We Are

Learn more our headquarters in San Francisco, CA, the Center for Leadership and Action.
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Media Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lisa Lederer,, 202-371-1999
Mindy Iwanaka,, 415-678-5518

FUTURES in the News

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Low Wage, High Risk Pilot Site Project

In 2014, FUTURES launched Low Wage, High Risk, a pilot site project to address the vulnerability of low-wage workers to gender-based violence and exploitation.  The project focuses primarily on the retail, food service, hotel, homecare, and agricultural sectors—where workers …

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Project Connect

Project Connect and Project Connect 2.0 were violence-prevention and response initiatives that focused on strengthening collaborations between the public health and domestic violence fields in 2011-2014. As one of the only programs of its kind in the nation, this project …

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Home Visitation

When it comes to promoting health and safety outcomes for women and children impacted by abuse, research has shown that home visitation programs can make a significant difference in the lives of survivors of violence. Based on this evidence, The …

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International Violence Against Women Act

One out of every three women worldwide will be abused during her lifetime. Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, a public health epidemic, and a barrier to solving global challenges such as extreme poverty, HIV and …

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The Y-Factor: Men Leading by Example

We believe men play a critical role in ending violence against women and children throughout the world. In 2012, FUTURES hosted the first Y Factor: Men Leading by Example, an interactive summit to champion men throughout the world who are …

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Coaching Boys into Men

Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men, often serving as a parent or mentor to the boys they coach. Because of these special relationships, coaches are uniquely poised to positively influence how …

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Lessons From Literature

One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, or physically hurt by a partner. Teens and young women are especially vulnerable to violence.

Lessons from Literature is a free online resource …

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Susan Schecter Fellowship

Creating a world where women and children around the world could live free from violence was Susan Schechter’s dream. As one of the most accomplished and respected leaders in the domestic violence prevention movement, Susan was one of the first …

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Campus Leadership Program

FUTURES’ Campus Leaders Fellowship program convenes graduate-level students from across the country looking to make a difference on their campuses. Each year, a cohort of students from a diverse range of health care fields–including medicine, nursing, public health, social work, …

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Beyond Title IX Guidelines

An estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. In response to this staggering statistic, FUTURES, with generous support from the Avon Foundation for Women, convened a group of experts, and released …

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What Can I Do?

There are many ways to take action and get involved in your community to help prevent violence against women and children. Here are a few ways to get you started!

1. Be a Changemaker.

There are many ways to …

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That’s Not Cool

For today’s teens, digital technology is an extension of their …

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RESPECT! Campaign

The RESPECT! Campaign promotes healthy relationships through positive role modeling and respect education by providing parents, teachers, coaches, and other role models with tools and resources necessary to teach young people about respect in relationships.

In 2012, FUTURES and …

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Judicial Education

Judges play a crucial role in helping to end violence against women and children—both in the courtroom and in their communities. Since 1999, FUTURES has trained nearly 9,000 judges across the U.S. to enhance their understanding of domestic violence, sexual …

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Organizational Leadership Training

FUTURES is committed to building the field and supporting the …

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Promising Futures

Consider this staggering statistic for a moment: over 18 million children have been exposed to family violence in the U.S. One out of every four children has been exposed to violent behavior between their parents or caregivers.

Growing up in …

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Doctors Taught To Recognize Partner & Spouse Abuse

Interview with CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about what the new report says and how doctors can better help patients who are victims of birth control sabotage.
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