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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which marks the 10th year of raising awareness and engaging in activism to address and prevent teen dating violence. Teen dating violence is associated with a number of negative health impacts, including:

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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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Third Phase of National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Wendi Aarons, Futures Without Violence

wendi@wendiaarons.com

National Health Initiative Kicks-off to Support Survivors of Abuse

Three leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has severe adverse effects on the health, well-being, and human rights of millions of vulnerable adults and young people in the United States and globally. January has been declared Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Month.  Domestic violence, sexual …

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Pictured above: The front page of the “Aging with Respect” safety card. Five smiling older adults standing together in a park setting, arms over each other’s shoulders.

You’re Never Too Old to be Treated with Respect

One in ten older adults report being abused, neglected or …

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Aging With Respect (Elder) Safety Card

Aging with Respect is an intervention addressing elder abuse, neglect …

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Core Values and Domestic & Sexual Assault Organizations

This webinar will discuss the prevalence of opioid use and addiction. Presenters will also talk about how it intersects with those affected by domestic violence, particularly children. There will be a strong focus on concrete harm reduction strategies that providers can use with adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
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What can health providers and advocates do to alleviate anti-trans violence? What can we all do?

This week (November 13th-19th) marks Trans Awareness week, an annually recognized week to highlight issues specific to the Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (Trans/GNC) communities. It is a week that culminates on November 20th, which …

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New Funding Announcement and Informational Webinar: Project Catalyst Phase III

Funding Announcement:

Project Catalyst III: State/Territory-wide Transformation on Health, IPV and Human Trafficking

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is soliciting applications for Phase III of Project Catalyst focused on fostering leadership and collaboration at the state or territory level to improve …

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New Funding Announcement Q&A: Project Catalyst, Phase III

Title: New Funding Announcement Q&A: Project Catalyst Phase III

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 10:00-11:00am PT/11:00-12:00pm MT/12:00-1:00pm CT/1:00-2:00pm ET.

Webinar Description: Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is soliciting applications for Phase III of Project Catalyst focused on fostering leadership and …

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Rebecca Del Rossi

Program Assistant, Legal Team

As Program Assistant at FUTURES, Rebecca assists the legal team in project support for initiatives relating to improving workplace responses to sexual and domestic violence, foster collaborations to enhance employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking, education …

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How-to Submit an Abstract to Present at the 2020 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

This webinar is the second part of the training that was held on May 29 (view the slides, recording and captioning for Part I). Part II of the training reviews DV prevalence and impacts, and introduces Futures Without Violence’s CUES intervention for staff to use with participants
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Telling a more complete story about child welfare

by: Heather Gehlert
original post on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Gabriel Fernandez. Anthony Avalos. Zymere Perkins. Those are the names that immediately come to mind when I think about how the news media cover the child welfare system. All three …

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Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault

Title: Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault

Date:  Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. PST/ 1:00 p.m. MST/ 2:00 p.m. CST/ 3:00 p.m. EST

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That’s Not Cool: Teen Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships in the Digital Age

Join our webinar to learn more about That’s Not Cool’s resources and tools, and to get everything you need to jump into action this Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

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

 

National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

Three leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across
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Abuse Later in Life

Aging with Respect is an intervention addressing elder abuse, neglect

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Healing Centered Engagement and myPlan App Webinar: Rethinking harm reduction and Trauma-informed care

Title: HEALING CENTERED ENGAGEMENT: The role of health providers and the myPlan decision aid app in rethinking harm reduction and trauma-informed care

Date: Monday, December 10th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT/ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MT/ …

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Financial Exploitation and Abuse of Older Adults: Building Court-Community Collaborations

This webinar will provide an overview of the recent national scan to find evidence based programs and models to support children's healing. It will highlight several evidence-based interventions for parent and child survivors of domestic violence that advocates and other service providers can consider using.
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What the Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Meant for Survivors

The past several weeks have been painful and traumatic for …

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Funding Announcement: Project Catalyst Phase II, Statewide Transformation on Health and IPV/Human Trafficking

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is soliciting applications for Phase II of a project focused on fostering leadership and collaboration between domestic violence programs and health professionals at the U.S. state or territory level to improve the health and safety outcomes for survivors of IPV and human trafficking and to promote prevention.
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New Funding Announcement Q+A: Project Catalyst Phase II

Title: New Funding Announcement Q+A: Project Catalyst Phase II

Date: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm PT/12:00pm-1:00 MT/1:00pm-2:00 CT/2:00pm-3:00 ET.

Webinar Description: Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is soliciting applications for Phase II of a project focused on fostering intimate partner …

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Join us for a Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day Webinar!

Join us on Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV Day)—an annual day to raise awareness about the critical role of health care and domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA) agencies to promote survivor health and safety outcomes.
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How Employers Can Build a Framework to Address Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

This webinar will discuss the prevalence of opioid use and addiction. Presenters will also talk about how it intersects with those affected by domestic violence, particularly children. There will be a strong focus on concrete harm reduction strategies that providers can use with adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
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Violet Webber

IT Support Specialist

Violet is a technology educator with a passion for social change. Being the connecting factor between this amazing new world of technical possibility and a domestic violence prevention organization is a dream come true. Using technology can …

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Lisa Sohn

Program Director, Health Program

In her work, Lisa focuses on developing prevention programs and providing technical assistance particularly related to early adolescence and middle school-age youth. Contributing to FUTURES’ work on childhood exposure to violence and trauma, Lisa has developed …

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Brian O’connor

Director, Public Education Campaigns & Programs

A former marketer of global brands, Brian O’Connor began his career in advertising before shifting to journalism where he was a reporter in New York City. He is now the Director of Public Education …

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Leila Milani

Program Director, Global Policy & Advocacy

Leila Rassekh Milani, JD, MA leads FUTURES work on global violence prevention, with a focus on women and children. In this capacity, she is instrumental in developing innovative policy solutions, driving advocacy efforts, and …

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Anna Marjavi

Director, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation

As a Director at Futures Without Violence, Anna leads the HRSA-funded NTTAP, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation with a focus on community health centers. Working across public health and health delivery systems …

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Debbie Lee

Senior Vice President, Health

Debbie Lee has been with Futures Without Violence, formerly, Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) since 1980. She is currently a Senior Vice President working on policy and practice that helps healthcare providers and educators address the …

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YESENIA GORBEA ZUFFANELLI

Program Manager, Children and Youth Programs

As the program manager on the Public Education Campaigns & Programs team, Yesenia works on developing national violence prevention campaigns that engage a variety of audiences including youth, men and boys, educators, and coaches. …

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Elena Dineen

Program Director, Health

Elena Josway is a Program Director for the Health team at Futures Without Violence. At FUTURES, she collaborates with communities, organizations, and government agencies to improve prevention of and response to child trauma and intimate partner violence …

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Guadalupe Ceja

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Lupe Ceja is Futures Without Violence’s Receptionist/Administrative Associate. She joined FUTURES back in May 1999 when it was formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund. Raised in San Francisco, CA. Graduated from Mission High School with 2 years …

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Domestic Violence in Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Developing Effective Responses

This webinar will discuss the prevalence of opioid use and addiction. Presenters will also talk about how it intersects with those affected by domestic violence, particularly children. There will be a strong focus on concrete harm reduction strategies that providers can use with adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
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IPV/Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse and Treatment, with a Lens on Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Programs and DV Agencies

This webinar will explore the intersections of IPV and human trafficking with substance use and treatment. It will also highlight the role of behavioral health, substance use program, and DV agencies in prevention and intervention.
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Evidence-Based “CUES Intervention” to address IPV/Human Trafficking in Primary Care Settings, and Tools for Ryan White-Funded HIV Programs

As part of a four-part webinar series for Project Catalyst, this webinar will discuss the limits of disclosure-driven screening practices for IPV and offer an evidenced-based "CUES intervention" to addressing and responding to IPV in health centers. In addition, this webinar will offer a specific tools for Ryan White-funded HIV programs.
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Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, Sex, and Relationships Webinar

Title: Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, Sex, and Relationships

Date: August 17, 2018 at 10:00-11:30am PST/ 11:00-12:30pm MST/ 12:00-1:30pm CST/ 1:00-2:30pm EST

Webinar Description: There is a dearth of resources for American Muslims related to sex and relationships, and some …

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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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Muslim Youth and Intimate Partner Violence

The Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, Sex, and Relationships safety card was developed as 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. …

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Juan Carlos Areán

Program Director, Children & Youth Program

Juan Carlos’ areas of expertise include engaging men to end violence, working with DV offenders, the intersection of fatherhood and DV, cultural approaches to end violence, facilitation, and curriculum writing. He was previously the …

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Kate Miceli

Economic Justice Policy Advocate

As Economic Justice Policy Advocate, Kate works to develop and advance model policies and best practices to empower and enhance the economic well-being of survivors. Kate supports FUTURES goal of economic empowerment for survivors by tracking …

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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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Public Education Campaign for Indian Country

Since its launch in September 2010, FUTURES has worked closely with the US Department of Justice to prevent and respond to children’s exposure to violence. This problem affects each one of us. Effectively addressing it must become our shared concern …

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Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence – a Public Awareness Campaign for Indian Country

Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence is a campaign for Indian Country and was designed to educate and engage families on concrete action steps that they can take to promote resiliency and healing for children. The campaign was funded by the Office …

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Rocky Boy Reservation, MT

Led by the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Department of Human Services, Rocky Boy’s Children Exposed to Violence Project (RBCEVP) was a collaborative effort of 11 organizations designed to prevent children’s exposure to violence, reduce its negative impact, and increase awareness. The …

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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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Grand-Forks, ND

 

As part of the Defending Childhood Initiative, more than 40 organizations across Grand Forks County, North Dakota—public and private, urban and rural, secular and faith based—created the Safer Tomorrows Project to make children’s lives safer. The project raised awareness …

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