SAN FRANCISCO (September 18, 2014) — Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) has launched a social action campaign called “The OTHER Freshman 15” to elevate awareness of sexual assault at colleges across the country, and enable concerned citizens to take action on social media and beyond.
This webinar will explore the intersection of military service and family violence, and provide guidance for health care providers in both military and civilian settings who care for military families.
We were thrilled to welcome William Gay, star cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Keith Whitted, Jr., an 11-year-old boy who a book sharing the true and tragic story of the shooting death of his dad.
For one in five U.S. teen girls, the most vivid memories of high school will not be her junior prom or a favorite history teacher. Instead,20% of teen girls will remember the physical abuse inflicted by someone they were dating.
Judith Kanter has devoted her life to the empowerment of women and the promotion of women's leadership. She is the Former Director of the San Francisco office of EMILY'S List (Early Money Is Like Yeast), which raises money for Pro Choice Democratic women political candidates.
Testimony of Futures Without Violence Board member Jacqueline Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing before Senate Judiciary Committee hearing July 30, 2014
The issues and recommendations identify challenges and opportunities in reaching out to and delivering services to immigrant children and families affected by family violence, best practices in serving them, and policy implications for the work.
In 2015, FUTURES teamed up with the Ad Council to launch a public service announcement and website encouraging caregivers, teachers, and other mentors in the community to talk to boys about violence against women. Men and boys play …
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation. Futures Without Violence President and Founder Esta Soler submitted testimony for the record.
Rates of rape and sexual assault often spike during times of conflict or crisis, like the current situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pushing the Elephant tells the story of how Rose Mapendo survived brutal violence in war-torn DRC.
Thousands of voices have denounced the silence that prevailed for years inside two of the country's top sports franchises. Do you know who we think is doing a great job fueling the public conversation? Sportswriters.
An expert on violence against women and children, Esta Soler founded Futures Without Violence over 30 years ago and transformed it into one of the world’s leading violence prevention agencies. Futures Without Violence has set the pace for innovative educational programs, public education campaigns, policy development, and leadership training designed to prevent and end violence against women and children worldwide.
The healthcare-based DV model approach, applicable to hospitals and clinical settings, enables the staff of a health care institution in conjunction with local DV and sexual assault (SA) programs to respond in a comprehensive manner.
FVPF and UNICEF joined forces in 2007 to enlist international celebrity soccer coaches and players as “teachers” of violence prevention. A new International Coaches Manual is available in English, Spanish, French, and for Indian communities.
The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV offers a four-day, hands-on, highly interactive workshop that will help new and experienced state court and tribal court judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills and ability to respond to cases involving elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The middle school years offer key moments to educate about healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention. Programs should meet youth where they spend time, such as in schools, and engage a range of community partners.
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides personalized, technical assistance to domestic and sexual violence advocates and to health care practitioners, administrators and systems, students, policy makers, and others at all levels as they improve health care's response to domestic violence.
This informational video illustrates the dangers of chronic exposure to violence on a child's developing brain. Combining inspirational true-life stories and nationally recognized experts, viewers are given information on a child's developmental risk if regularly exposed to violent situations.
Curriculum Guidelines and Tools for Batterer Intervention Programs Produced by Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund with generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
In August 2011, representatives from each of the 23 sites, Futures Without Violence, Men Stopping Violence, and the Office on Violence Against Women met in Miami for a successful three day program orientation.
On April 18, 2012, President Obama took a major step to protect the lives of women and men who are federal employees when he issued an order directing all federal agencies to develop a policy to prevent and respond to domestic violence experienced by employees that affects the workplace.
Domestic violence doesn't stay home when its victims go to work. It can result in violence in the workplace, threatening phone calls, absence because of injuries, or less productive due to extreme stress.