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National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Join us for the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in Washington, D.C. on March 19-21, 2015.
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Children and Domestic Violence Public Policy

Domestic violence rarely has only one victim. Children are often present when their mothers are beaten by husbands or boyfriends–slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age twelve. In fact, studies

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Domestic Violence, Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Mandatory Reporting in California

When considering integrating domestic violence assessment and response into healthcare visits, providers and domestic violence advocates often raise valid concerns about mandatory reporting and confidentiality.
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Our involvement in the program has demonstrated to our community clinic the necessity to integrate domestic violence screening…it is no longer an add-on to our tasks, it is a part …

— John, Clinic Director, San Diego
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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day Action Kit

Examples of activities you can organize, social media posts, and past events.
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7 Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence

Why employers should address domestic and sexual abuse in the workplace.
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Creating A Domestic Violence Court

Guidelines and best practices designed to assist jurisdictions in developing a domestic violence court or dedicated docket, to determine if such a court structure would be helpful, and how best to model this structure to address the needs of their communities.
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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV Day)

Medical studies link the long-term effects of domestic violence and …

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The Facts on Guns and Domestic Violence

Guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination - injuring and killing women every day in the U.S. A gun is the weapon most commonly used in domestic homicides.
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Senate Holds Hearing on Intersection of Domestic Violence and Gun Violence

Testimony of Futures Without Violence Board member Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing before Senate Judiciary Committee hearing July 30, 2014
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Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Learn about how you can help immigrant women while navigating the legal or funding consequences of serving battered immigrant women.
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Electronic Palm Domestic Violence Assessment Tool

We created a new assessment tool for domestic violence. It includes tips on how to conduct inquiry, assessment, intervention, documentation, follow-up for domestic violence, and facts.
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Domestic Violence and Health Care Protocols

Futures Without Violence has selected model protocols from various health care settings across the U.S. and highlights on the health care practice that has implemented this protocol.
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IRS Issues New Policy to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued important guidance to address a serious problem that has prevented domestic abuse victims from accessing health insurance through the federal insurance marketplaces.
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The Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings

Developed by Futures Without Violence and Physicians for A Violence Free Society. Includes power point presentation and return on investment Excel sheet.
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Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs

The healthcare-based DV model approach, applicable to hospitals and clinical settings, enables the staff of a health care institution in conjunction with local DV and sexual assault (SA) programs to respond in a comprehensive manner.
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2012 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence Presentation Slides

The 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence at San Francisco, CA, on March 30, 2012. The conference offered more than 11 in-depth pre-conference institutes, 70 workshop sessions, and 5 plenaries.
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2012 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Photo highlights from the 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence at San Francisco, CA, on March 30, 2012.
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Continuing Judicial Skills (CJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

The CJS Program is designed specifically for those who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills (EJS) in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop or a similar intensive. The program addresses judges’ specific court assignments at a more advanced level and introduces new topics of special interest.
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Enhancing Judicial Skills (EJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

The Institute continues to offer this three-day, hands-on, highly interactive education workshop provided more than 3,500 judges nationwide since 1999. The program provides the essential foundation for new and experienced judges who handle criminal, civil, and family law cases involving domestic violence.
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Workplace Public Policy and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence doesn't stay home when its victims go to work. It can result in violence in the workplace, threatening phone calls, absence because of injuries, or less productive due to extreme stress.
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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Carie Charlesworth was labeled "at risk" and fired from her teaching job simply because she is a victim of domestic violence.
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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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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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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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Strengthening Health Care-Based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation: Part 1

This webinar will address the importance of understanding and developing quality improvement measures and annual goals, where and how efforts should be targeted, alignment with organizational priorities, and overall program improvement.
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Strengthening Health Care-Based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation: Part 2

Building on Part 1, this webinar will focus on validated tools designed to evaluate the integration of a healthcare-based response to domestic violence, and measure physician preparedness to support patients experiencing DV.
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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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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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What Domestic Violence Advocates Need to Know About How New Health Policy Changes Can Help Survivors of Domestic Violence

This webinar will provide a basic overview of the new health policy changes that support screening and response to domestic violence (DV) by health care providers.
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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 Facts on Housing and Domestic Violence

Information and statistics on domestic and sexual violence contributes to homelessness, emergency shelters, and the effects of domestic violence.
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Activities You Can Organize for Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Outreach activity ideas for patients, staff, and the community.
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In the Moment Strategies for Facilitators of Team Decisionmaking Meetings When Domestic Violence is Present or Suspected

This guidebook contains a sampling of the many resource materials available to provide fundamental information about domestic violence, as well as links to training tools on the broader topic of child welfare/DV practice.
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The Facts on Health Care and Domestic Violence

Information and statistics on the prevalence of domestic violence, health consequences, pregnancy, and children's health.
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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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Creating a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Sheet

A worksheet for local programs to document what services are offered.
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Sample Community Public Health Services Domestic Violence Protocol

The purpose of this protocol is to set a standard to improve both the quality of the care given by individual health care providers and the overall CPHS response to domestic violence.
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The Impact of the National Institute on Fatherhood, Domestic Violence, and Visitation on the Capacity of Supervised Visitation Centers

This report describes research findings in order to evaluate the impact of the Institute in its first five years of existence.
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Domestic Violence and Home Visiting: Federal Policy Recommendations

Policy recommendations for home visitation programs.
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How to Create a Health Care-Based Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

This document includes information pertaining to health care effects and costs of domestic violence, health care response to domestic violence, federal health care reform, and a model for creating domestic violence response in health care settings.
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Building and Strengthening Health Care-Based Domestic Violence Programs Resource List

Listing of Guidelines, State Statutes and Reporting Policies , Program Development, Health Care Professional Training, Evaluation, Tools and Materials, Reference Books, IOM, Recommendations, Employee Assistance, and Position Statements.
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Sample Domestic Violence and Strangulation Policy

This policy includes sample language surrounding the policy, procedure, and documentation for routine screening, indicators, intervention, community resources.
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Policy Brief: Summary of Provisions to Address Overlaop of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in CAPTA/FVPSA Reauthorization

In 2010 President Obama signed into the law The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization. CAPTA is the only law dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
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