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NCHDV Steering Committee: Finding Hope and Healing in the time of COVID-19

On what would have been the first day of the 9th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in Chicago, we asked NCHDV Steering Committee members to reflect on their work in the time of COVID-19 and what the field needs to do moving forward: "It will take time because it will take listening with tenacity and humility; it will take a return to some deeply old ways; and most of all, it will take the experience and imagination of those previously ignored and placated."
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Innovation on Demand Part 3: Well-being as a Pathway to Safety

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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Innovation on Demand Part 2: Advancing Collaboration during COVID-19 to Protect Children and Families

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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Strategies to Enhance Employee Resilience and Engagement within Survivor-Serving 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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Resources for Economic Empowerment Programs: Responding to COVID-19

The Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking (PEOST) Project is closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy and employment opportunities available to survivors of human trafficking. This page will be continually updated with new information …

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Supporting Mothers at the Intersection of Violence & Racism

The week of April 11th-17th marks Black Maternal Health Week, a campaign that was led and founded three years ago by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The week serves as a time to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.
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Remote Home Visitation: Supporting clients experiencing IPV in the time of COVID-19

Title: Remote Home Visitation: Supporting clients experiencing Intimate Partner Violence in the Time of COVID-19 [Rescheduled to 5/8/2020]

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM Pacific/2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to raise awareness and focus on prevention of sexual assault. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes.[1] Sexual …

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Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads (PAIVED)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and/or psychological aggression carried out by an individual’s current or former intimate partner. During PAIVED data collection, interviewers asked RF program and partner organization staff to think about …

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Support for Working Families

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,

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RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

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

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FUTURES on the Frontlines for Survivors, Families — and You

The FUTURES policy team in Washington D.C. helped secure direct …

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Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Title: Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence

Date/Time: Monday, April 20th, 2020 – 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM Pacific/1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern

Webinar recording: TBI and IPV Webinar Recording

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Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury,

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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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Journey To Equality

A window into Pakistan’s journey to equality

In December of 2019 I had the honor to travel …

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Lessons Learned: Supporting Indigenous Children and Families Experiencing 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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Yukari Shichishima

Administrative Associate

As Administrative Associate, Yukari provides support to the Operations team as well as assists in a variety of projects with other staff, including development and database support, contracts, and rentals coordination. Prior to joining FUTURES, Yukari worked in …

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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.

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New safety card translations available in Arabic and Farsi!

FUTURES recently released new translations of the General Health safety card ("Is Your Relationship Affecting Your Health?") in Arabic and Farsi. Both versions are available as a PDF download only, and can be downloaded on our online store.
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You’re Never Too Old to be Treated with Respect

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

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The Courage Museum: An Immersive Learning Center to Prevent Violence

 

The Courage Museum is the world’s first interactive, immersive learning center designed to simulate a world in which violence is not an inevitable part of the human experience, and where visitors can instead learn how to create change that

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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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NHCVA Webinar: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma Informed Care in Primary Care settings

Title: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma Informed Care in Primary Care settings

Date/Time: November 19th, 2019 at 10-11:30am PST/ 1-2:30pm EST

Registration for this webinar has closed.

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Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: 35 Years of Progress

Only a generation ago, survivors of domestic violence had little

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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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Supporting Families Experiencing Domestic Violence who are Involved in the Child Welfare System

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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Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: A Training Institute

Title: Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: November 14-15, 2019

Location: Portland, Oregon

Description: This training will focus on improving collaborative responses for adult/youth domestic violence and sexual assault victims who have also …

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Nathalie Meus

Outreach & Policy Associate

Nathalie assists in building partnerships and strengthening engagement efforts for FUTURES’ workplace safety initiatives and supports FUTURES’s Policy Team by conducting outreach and advocacy, and engaging in public speaking activities to support policy goals. Nathalie came …

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Addressing Domestic Violence in Early Childhood Education Programs

Title: Addressing Domestic Violence in Early Childhood Education Programs

Date/Time: Postponed, date to be determined.

Registration for this webinar is CLOSED until it can be rescheduled. If you’ve already registered for the webinar lookout for an email with updates soon!

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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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How Could Proposed Changes to Medicaid Impact Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence?

Title: How Could Proposed Changes to Medicaid Impact Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence?

Date:  Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. PST/ 11:00 a.m. MST/ 12:00 p.m. CST/ 1:00 p.m. EST

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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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Support for your Organizational Infrastructure: What We Can Do For You

Title: Support for your Organizational Infrastructure: What We Can Do For You – (Including Overview on Leadership Strategies)

Date:  March 14, 2019

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Anti-Racism as Violence Prevention

These videos and discussion guides are intended to be used by domestic and sexual violence advocates and activists to spark conversations on the ways that racism and oppression have shaped our anti-violence movements and how we can dismantle racism in

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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

An estimated 21 million people are trafficked globally at any …

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Abuse Later in Life

Aging with Respect is an intervention addressing elder abuse, neglect

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A Year in Review: How Have Workplaces Responded to #MeToo?

As individuals committed to advancing the safety, well-being, and economic security for survivors of gender-based violence, 2018 was a roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows. From accountability for perpetrators of workplace sexual harassment, to survivors finally being heard …

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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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Futures Without Violence stands with all people of all gender identities

Futures Without Violence stands with all people of all gender identities. Transgender and gender non-conforming people experience higher rates of violence across the lifespan, and many have poor health outcomes because of abuse and discrimination. Children and youth who are …

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Discovery Teacher and Student activities


Helping Children Impacted by Trauma to Heal and Thrive

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International Day of the Girl

Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl
Breakthroughs in

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Creating and Implementing Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Programs with Graduate Students: Principles and Practices

Title: Creating and Implementing Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Programs with Graduate Students: Principles and Practices

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Time: 10:00am-11:30am PT/11:00am-12:30 MT/12:00pm-1:30 CT/1:00pm-2:30 ET

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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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Evidence-Based and Emerging Interventions for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

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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Workplace Policies and How They Support or Contradict Core Values

Title: Workplace Policies and How They Support or Contradict Core Values

Date:  September 25, 2018

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