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Teaming up with Avon Foundation for The Communications X-Change

Futures Without Violence will work with the Avon Foundation for Women to create The Communications X-Change, the first interactive global hub for international communications materials that will promote efforts to end domestic and gender-based violence around the world.
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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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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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A Survivor’s Journey: Understanding the Health Impact of Abuse and Paths to Promote Wellness

This webinar will explore the health impact of abuse from the experience of one survivor of violence, and discover how she learned to become proactive in her healthcare.
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Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships – Influencers

This webinar discusses results from a four-year, multi-million dollar initiative on engaging and educating influencers of young adolescents, particularly parents/caregivers and older teens, on healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention.
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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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Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships – Social Marketing

Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships - Lessons from a four-year, multi-million dollar initiative on utilizing social marketing and communications to engage communities and change social norms around healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention.
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Building A Health Care Response to Human Trafficking

Health care providers need education about the prevalence and dynamics of trafficking and how to effectively assess and intervene on behalf of trafficked victims.
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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

IVAWA Summary

Download this IVAWA Summary fact sheet to learn more about the International Violence Against Women Act.
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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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Accountability and Connection with Abusive Men: A New Child Protection Response to Increasing Family Safety

This guidebook captures a decade of research and practice wisdom on strategies for intervening with and engaging men in the context of child protection. It is a resource for anyone working with families in the child protection system.
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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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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

The poster sends the message that babies and kids thrive when their moms thrive. Moms thrive in healthy relationships—ones that are respectful, nurturing and caring.
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Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health?

The poster asks patients whether they have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, coerced pregnancy, or violence—by an intimate partner.
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Contrary to Popular Belief, Straight People Do Not Have a Monopology on Abusive Relationships

This poster was designed to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-identified individuals to talk to their health care providers about relationship abuse.
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Relationships, Support, and Wellness: Mental Health Safety Card

The card poses simple questions to help women examine whether their relationship is healthy and safe, while exploring potential impacts on health and mental health.
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Is Your Relationship Affecting Your Health: Safety Card

The card helps women recognize how their relationship impacts their health as well as the lives of their children and provides information on safety planning.
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Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health: Reproductive Safety Card

The card prompts patients to ask themselves whether they are in a healthy relationship or if they have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, forced pregnancy, or violence—by an intimate partner.
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We Are Sacred: American Indian/Alaska Native Reproductive Health Safety Card

This small safety card was designed for health settings serving Native communities including IHS clinics, Tribal health centers, and Urban Indian Health Centers. The card prompts patients to ask themselves whether they are in a healthy relationship or if they …

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Women Are Sacred: American Indian/Alaska Native Safety Card

This was developed in partnership with the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. The card aims to help women recognize healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics.
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Reproductive Health Pregnancy Wheel

This pregnancy wheel reminds providers to routinely ask their patients about birth control interference, coerced pregnancy and experiences with intimate partner violence.
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Joint Commissions Standard PC 01.02.09 on Victims of Abuse

A summarization of the Joint Commission instituted standards for hospitals on how to respond to domestic abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven’t been able to find the information you’re looking for, please take a look at this list of 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
www.ndvh.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

National Sexual Assault Hotline
www.rainn.org
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Love Is Respect 
www.loveisrespect.org
1-866-331-9474
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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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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FUTURES Learning & Leadership (L&L) Department provides education and hands-on technicalassistance to individuals and organizations to facilitate transformative adult learning that inspiressocially conscious change, and improves organizational development and individual leadership. TheL&L offers …

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Media Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lisa Lederer, lisa@prsolutionsdc.com, 202-371-1999
Mindy Iwanaka, miwanaka@futureswithoutviolence.org, 415-678-5518

Courage Museum

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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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Reproductive & Sexual Health

Intimate partner violence can directly impact reproductive and sexual health—increasing risk for unintended pregnancies and abortions, miscarriage, and sexually transmitted infections.

With one in four women at risk for abuse in her lifetime, domestic violence is more common than other …

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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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Child & Adolescent Health

Studies suggest that 15.5 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence annually and by age 17, over one-third of America’s children will have been exposed to domestic violence.

Exposure to violence at an early age is linked to a …

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Supporting Organizational Sustainability – SOS Institute

The Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS Institute) offers resources, technical assistance support, and an interactive, multi-day training to help U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women  grantees, partner organizations, and community-based organizations, enhance …

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Building Collaborative Responses to Human Trafficking

Human trafficking involves people being bought, sold, and forced into labor and/or sexual exploitation. The United Nations recently reported that four million people are traded each year against their will to work in servitude in their own country or around …

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Open Square Summit

On April 28, 2015 Futures Without Violence and the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute hosted the second Open Square Summit to explore the obstacles that can prevent education for women and girls worldwide. The event, Safe Passage: Gender-Based Violence

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Engaging Men & Youth Program

Men and boys play a critical role in helping to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Men can choose not to perpetrate acts of violence and challenge those men who do. They can also challenge ideals and …

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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

*Applications for the 2021-2022 Campus Leadership Program are now closed.*

Campus leaders receive guidance from FUTURES staff, mentorship from previous cohorts, and support from fellow campus leaders across the country to help improve responses to domestic/sexual violence on their campuses. …

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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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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 12,000 judges across the U.S. to enhance their understanding of domestic violence, sexual …

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Promising Futures

Growing up in a violent home can have devastating effects on a child. It can impede their growth, development, and overall quality of life. However, when properly addressed, the effects of witnessing violence can largely be mitigated – and can …

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International Day of the Girl

On October 11th the world celebrated the International Day …

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International Day of the Girl

On October 11th the world celebrated the International Day of the Girl.  And this year, we at FUTURES, tip our hat off to a program that, through working with men and boys, makes it possible for girls to live …

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Thank You

for supporting a future without violence!

Click HERE to get your FACT SHEET on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence

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RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

This  is a trying and frightening time for families, parents …

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For a Survivor of Stalking, Words Matter

You’ve heard it before. Someone casually mentions that they’re “stalking” …

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Webinar

Join us for two upcoming webinars on trafficking!

Join us for two upcoming webinars! 

Title:  Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Date:  August 22, 2019

Time: 11:00-12:30pmPST/12:00-1:30pmMST/1:00-2:30pmCST/2:00– 3:30 pmEST

Webinar Description:

This webinar will highlight collaborative work undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams …

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