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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

Exposure …

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International Day of the Girl

Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl
Breakthroughs in

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Webinar

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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Senate Introduces Resolution to End Violence Against Children Worldwide

“Congress and the State Department have been working on multiple fronts to promote global economic development,” Boozman said, “but failure to address violence against children — horrific acts like trafficking and child labor as well as proximity to violent conflicts …

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Kate Vander Tuig

Program Manager, Health Program

Working as an advocate and community educator for over a decade, Kate believes that strong and connected communities hold the answers to healing from and preventing violence. Kate is responsible for resource development and technical assistance, …

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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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Linda Seabrook

General Counsel & Director of Workplace Safety & Equity

Linda leads a number of initiatives for FUTURES, including Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center (Workplaces Respond). She was the subject matter expert for the U.S. …

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Graciela Olguín

Program Assistant

As Program Assistant, Graciela manages the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence online store and technical assistance requests. Graciela is born and raised in Oakland, California, rasied within the Youth Speaks slam poetry scene, and is a …

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Anna Marjavi

Program Director, Health Program

As a Program Director at Futures Without Violence, Anna provides technical assistance and program development consultation to cities, states and American Indian/Alaska Native communities across the U.S. on addressing violence against women, children and families.  Working …

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Mariana Lopez

Project Assistant, Children & Youth Program

As Project Assistant in the Children & Youth Program, Mariana supports projects that focus on the impact of trauma and abuse in children and families. Working with an incredible team of passionate leaders exploring …

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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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Webinar

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

Senior Program Specialist, Health

As a Senior Program Specialist at FUTURES, Anisa provides technical assistance for Project Catalyst: Statewide Transformation on Health, IPV, and Human Trafficking and Building Collaborative Responses for Human Trafficking. Anisa also leads the Campus Leadership …

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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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