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Ending Violence Against Children Globally

A Pandemic of Violence

Around the world, a child dies …

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Digital Tools

All-inclusive Online Tools for Providers and Advocates

As one of the nation’s leading voices on the intersection of health and domestic violence, Futures Without Violence is launching two new websites that are designed to be digital hubs for establishing partnerships between domestic violence agencies and healthcare settings across the country.
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4 Highlights from Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During the month of April, we launched #KeepMeSafe in an …

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May Day: Honoring Our Workers

Today marks May Day—or International Workers Day—sparked in 1886 by …

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How Congress Can Prevent Sexual Violence and Cyberbullying Among K-12 Girls

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, FUTURES co-hosted a …

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What “Big Little Lies” Got Right About Domestic Violence

I was impressed, and maybe a little surprised, to see …

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#KeepMeSafe

“This will always be the story of my freshman year,

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Advice from a Survivor: Asking for Help

Help is something that’s hard to ask for. It’s not …

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Press Release

Futures Without Violence Leads Cooperative Effort to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Futures Without Violence Leads Cooperative Effort to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

The five-year project aims to improve outcomes for children and families that experience domestic violence

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Uber Isn’t Unique When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Shock, dismay, anger – my social media was buzzing about …

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This is What Youth Activism Looks Like

If there is one thing that every kid in America …

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Webinar

What’s the Dish?: Teen DV Month Last Minute Call to Action Menu

Date: This event has already occurred. Access a recording of it or a PDF of the slides.

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Calling all procrastinators! Not yet sure yet what you will be doing with your school, community, or your young people for …

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Webinar: What’s the Dish?: Teen DV Month Last Minute Call to Action Menu

That's Not Cool has partnered with Break the Cycle, and loveisrespect to present you with our full menu of planned events, activities, tools, and content for Teen DV Month 2017.
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Pink Hats and a Teachable Moment

“Why is everyone wearing a pink hat?” the woman asked …

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Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy

Title: Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy Date: January 18, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 am PST
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Context and Practice: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Building Affirming Environments for LGBTQ + Youth

Title: Context and Practice: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Building Affirming Environments for LGBTQ+ Youth

Date Recorded: August 24, 2016

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FUTURES Testifies on Need to Address Women, Gender when fighting Violent Extremism

FUTURES Senior Policy Advocate Leila Milani spoke to a packed congressional meeting room November 3 on ways to reduce violent extremism and promote women’s rights and safety.
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Rethinking Discipline

 

For students to learn and grow, educators recognize the need for positive relationships and interactions among students, teachers, and other adults. Students need learning environments that address their social and emotional health as well as their academic needs.

To …

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The Developing Brain

Adolescence is a time of a tremendous development and transition. Middle schoolers are not only experiencing physical changes associated with puberty, but they are also experiencing social and emotional challenges tied to adolescent brain development.

Advances in the science of …

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Preventing Bullying and Violence

Bullying is a serious issue in the U.S. experienced by 30-45% of youth either as a victim, bully or both(1). During the transition from elementary school to middle school, bullying increases as students work to position themselves with their peers …

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The Whole School Approach

A whole school approach
is cohesive and collaborative action by a school community that is being strategically and continually constructed to improve student learning, behavior and wellbeing. Every school has different needs and starting points. The whole school approach is …

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Middle School Matters

There is no silver bullet, no single message, program or curriculum to prevent bullying, social isolation and violence. Schools can make great progress by focusing on developing a compassionate and informed staff, supportive school and district leadership, and data driven …

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Holidays can be stressful for kids who witness domestic violence

“It was the day after Thanksgiving last year, when I …

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Trauma-Informed Care for Refugees and Children

Title: Trauma-Informed Care for Refugees and Children

Date Recorded: November 16, 2016

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By the end of this webinar participants will

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2017 NCHDV Call for Abstracts: Ask the Experts

Title: 2017 NCHDV Call for Abstracts: Ask the Experts

Date Recorded: November 17, 2016

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The 2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will highlight …

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Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations

Title: Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations

Date/Time:  November 16th, 2016

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FUTURES Has a New Resource That May Work For You!

When I first met Ari, we were freshman in college- …

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What I learned from leading a girls empowerment group in Zambia

I was a community development volunteer in rural Zambia for …

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The Ambassador Toolkit: Take Action Against Teen Dating Violence

FUTURES’ award-winning, national public education initiative That’s Not Cool has

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Child Bride

If You Think Child Marriage Doesn’t Exist in the US, Think Again.

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age …

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Tackling Workplace Violence: A Recap of our #SaferAtWork Convening

“You are an unmarried 28-year-old woman with one child, age …

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Changing Minds: The Campaign to End Childhood Trauma

Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence …

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AUDRIE & DAISY

When the documentary, “Audrie & Daisy” (now available for streaming on Netflix), debuted at the Sundance Festival, the standing-room-only audience was overwhelmed by a startling realization. Sexual assault is not only an epidemic on college campuses, but is fast becoming …

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Our Strategies

Our Strategies leverage 35 years of experience in the power of collective action by bringing together government, healthcare, workplace human rights, business and education organizations to create a society-wide web of healing and prevention. Together, we are creating a future …

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Changing Minds: A Leadership Institute for Educators and Community Partners

FUTURES, in collaboration with the OJJDP and other partners, developed a two-day Leadership Institute to help communities implement strategies to prevent and address children’s exposure to violence in educational settings. FUTURES successfully piloted tested the curriculum with two Defending Childhood …

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5 Reasons Why Women’s Equality Benefits Everyone

This year we celebrate Women’s Equality Day and come together …

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8 #RelationshipGoals You Should Really Want

    An S.O. who lifts you up and reminds you how
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Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Opportunities

While full implementation of ESSA will not occur until the 2017-18 school year, planning must begin now. States and school districts can find valuable resources for creating positive school climates and preventing and responding to students’ exposure to violence and …

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How Being a Father Against Violence Makes You a #TrueDude

Sixteen years ago, I stepped into a role that I …

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Water and Violence

Guest Blogger: The Trek for Water: How Scarcity Impacts Girls in Impoverished Regions

Elizabeth, many girls and women often travel in darkness to water sources so they can return before sunrise. During this time, they are more susceptible to violence and sexual assault. In Zambia and other countries, girls know there is a risk of rape every time they leave their homes to fetch water. But neglecting their water collecting duties, or waiting until a safer hour of the day, are not choices these women are allowed to make.
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Webinar

Overview of Nonprofit Digital Strategy

This 90-minute webinar will walk through the basics of digital communication strategy, and offers tips and tools for organizations of all sizes and budgets. The webinar will begin with the basics of managing your organization’s digital presence—including social media, email, digital fundraising, and website management. Then we feature two case studies of organizations in the field and how they’ve leveraged digital strategies to reach their organizational goals.
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Who is really paying for a $10.00 manicure?

FUTURES's General Counsel, Linda A. Seabrook comments on the recent revelations of the mistreatment of manicurists in major urban centers. She highlights how the Workplaces Respond initiative can help create safe and resilient workplaces for manicurists, as well as for all low-wage and tipped workers.
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Measuring Trauma-Informed Practice: Tools for Organizations

As organizations move towards being trauma-informed, they need ways to measure their progress in implementing these principles and practices. This webinar will highlight two empirically supported measures of trauma-informed practice - TICOMETER and Traum-informed Practice (TIP) that organizations can implement.
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Press Release

FUTURES Wins Webby Award for That’s Not Cool Website

SAN FRANCISCO (April 27, 2016) – Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) announced today that it received its first Webby Award for That’s Not Cool, a website aimed at preventing teen dating violence and digital abuse.
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Sexual assault can happen in relationships, too.

FUTURES Health Program Director Anna Marjavi and La Clínica del Pueblo highlight the fact that even women in long-term relationships can be vulnerable to sexual abuse.
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Secretary of State John Kerry Announces Launch of U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls

On Tuesday, March 16th 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry announced the launch of the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls (Strategy) at the Department of State, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to place gender equality and the advancement of women and girls at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy.
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