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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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Sara Kriksciun

Chief Partnerships Officer

Sara is a lifelong advocate for gender equity and ending racism. Her role at Futures Without Violence is to identify and lead strategic partnerships that help stop sexual assault, relationship violence, and family violence before they happen, …

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Lisa James

Director of Health

Lisa James is Director of Health at Futures Without Violence. As part of a National Health Initiative on Domestic Violence, Ms. James has collaborated with health care providers, domestic violence experts, and health policymakers in over 25 …

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Virginia Duplessis

Program Director, Health

Virginia Duplessis, MSW, is a Program Director on the Health team, providing oversight for initiatives to strengthen partnerships between the health care and domestic violence services sector through improvements in clinical practice, organizational policies, and systems change. …

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Eleanor Davis

Program Specialist, Public Education Campaigns & Programs

At Futures Without Violence, Eleanor works on initiatives that aim to change the culture around violence against women and children on campuses, in schools, and in communities across the country. Eleanor came to …

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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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Anisa Ali

Program Specialist, Health

As Program Specialist at FUTURES, Anisa develops educational materials and provides technical assistance on state and national programs of health care and domestic violence partnerships. Prior to her work at FUTURES, Anisa worked and interned for women’s …

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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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Support Legislation to Keep Central American Families Together and Address Root Causes of Violence

Current Co-Sponsors (28): Engel, Torres, Espaillat, Sires, Crowley, Gutierrez, Wasserman Schultz, Norton, Raskin, Meeks, Huffman, Deutch, Correa, Khanna, Lee, Soto, Lewis, Pallone, Velazquez, Gonzalez, Napolitano, Titus, Blumenauer, Rosen, Gomez, Maloney (Sean Patrick), Welch, Veasey,

 

Organizations in Support: …

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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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Rosebud Sioux Tribe, SD

Led by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney General’s Office, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Defending Childhood Initiative, Wakanyeja Ta Wiconi Ki Awayang Kuwapi, was a collaborative effort of roughly 36 organizations designed to prevent children’s exposure to violence, reduce its negative …

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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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Boston-MA

The Boston Defending Childhood Initiative targeted three neighborhoods in Boston with the highest rates of violence, poverty, and other disparities with increased programming to help curb the violence and support those who are affected by it. Boston Public Health Commission …

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New Research Offers Hope for Children We’ve Written Off for Too Long

“She’s withdrawn and doesn’t listen.”

“He’s been a discipline problem …

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Changing Minds: Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul

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Why Screen? The Importance of an Intimate Partner Abuse Screening Tool for LGBQ/T Communities and Families

This webinar will expand on why an intersectional approach to assessing whether or not partner abuse is happening in a relationship is important when working with LGBQ/T communities and families.
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Strategies for Centralizing the Voices of Young People of Color in Anti-Violence Work

This webinar will explore how service providers and anti-domestic violence programs can increase their capacity supporting and working with young people
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Statement on Parkland, FL Shooting

It is a real tragedy that, almost every week so …

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CHANGING MINDS: Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma State Policy Guide

Every child needs access to the opportunities that prepare him or her to compete in the changing economies and realities of the 21st century. Yet, for too many children, exposure to violence and traumatic events in the home, school, or …

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Considering Children: How the opioid epidemic affects child survivors of domestic violence

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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Money: A Critical Component of Domestic Abuse

I’m new to America. Eight weeks ago, I left my …

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Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) Selects Two Research and Capacity Building Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) Selects Two Research and Capacity Building Sites


SAN FRANCISCO (November 30, 2017)
– Today, the Quality Improvement Center

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New HRSA/FVPSA Funding Announcement Q+A

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is soliciting applications for Phase III of a project focused on fostering intimate partner violence (IPV) and health leadership and collaboration at the state or territory level to improve the health and safety outcomes for survivors of IPV and to promote prevention.
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Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Exploring the CDC’s Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Technical Package

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Exploring the CDC’s Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Technical Package
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 10:00 am – 11:30 pm PST, 1:00-2:30 EST

Description:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a suite …

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Conducting a Thoughtful Needs Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach to Program Design for Adult and Children Survivors of DV

Title: Conducting a Thoughtful Needs Assessment: A Comprehensive Approach to Program Design for Adult and Children Survivors of DV

Date: November 13th, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Recording: Access the slides. View the closed captioning script

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Young Moms Module: Assessment and Safety Planning for Domestic Violence in Home Visitation


Young Moms Module: Assessment and Safety Planning for Domestic Violence in Home Visitation

represents a recent expansion of the Healthy Moms Happy Babies (HMHB) Curriculum and recognizes that the field of home visitation requires new tools to meet the needs …

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Providers, Advocates and Technology for Health and Safety (PATHS) Project

In partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the University of Pittsburgh and the Office of Women’s Health, FUTURES is working with 10 communities in Arizona, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and West …

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Respect Effect: Small Actions Make a Big Difference

1 in 3 teens is a victim of dating abuse, …

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Futures Without Violence Unveils Re-Designed Workplaces Respond Website

National Resource Center Relaunched on 23rd Anniversary of the Violence

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Disaster Relief: How You Can Help Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence

Our hearts are aching for those affected by natural disasters …

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Honoring Workers This Labor Day and Ending Sexual Violence

Sexual harassment and sexual violence occur in the workplace at …

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Murder in Charlottesville: Warning Signs Ignored…Again

For those of us who pay attention, it was no …

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Immigration: We Can Balance Support with Security

While many incoming freshmen college athletes are looking ahead and …

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Five Years Since Steubenville: Five Important Lessons

Today marks five years since the highly disturbing sexual assault

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Let’s Snatch Violence and Intimidation Out of Congress

Imagine the following outrageous scenario:

A man disagrees with a …

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Vast Majority of Female Murder Victims Killed By Partners: New CDC Report

Forget “stranger danger.”

More than half of the women murdered …

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Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Title: Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Date & Time: August 31st, 1PM ET (12PM CT, 11AM MT, 10AM PT, 9AM AK, 8AM HI) 

Speakers:

Eleanor Davis

Futures Without Violence

Tonjie Reese

Break The Cycle…

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Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency: Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers

Title: Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency: Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers 

Date Recorded: September 7, 2016

This session will explore the latest thinking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood exposure to domestic …
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Connecting the Dots Between Sports, Gender, and Relationships

This is a guest post from a recent participant of

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Fostering Safer Workplaces

Futures Without Violence along with partners Asian Pacific Institute on

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