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FUTURES Hosts Congressional Briefing on Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings

On March 24, 2016, FUTURES hosted a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. on gender-based violence in humanitarian settings with special guest Representative Mike Honda.
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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission
For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world.

Providing leadership from offices in San Francisco, Washington …

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Manual

Building Promising Futures: Guidelines for Enhancing Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children & Youth

This discussion paper presents guidelines for consideration to improve the services to and success of children exposed to domestic violence.
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Webinar

Beyond Screening: A Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence

With the screening and brief counseling coverage requirements in the Affordable Care Act and the screening recommendations in the US Preventive Service Task Force, many are looking for the best evidence-based screening tool for domestic violence to use in health settings.
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Why we need to empower every girl across the globe

FUTURES' Senior International Policy Advocate Leila Milani explains why the the newly-released U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls is so critical to ending gender-based violence worldwide.
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Brochure

Young Moms, Strong Kids

Young Moms, Strong Kids is a safety card designed for adolescent parents that home visitation and health care providers can distribute as part of universal education. In addition to providing safety resources for women, this tool also functions as a prompt for providers to discuss healthy relationships, coping strategies, and getting support.
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Guidelines

Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement Tool For Domestic Violence Programs

The following quality assessment tool was developed in 2016 by Futures Without Violence and Dr. Elizabeth Miller, University of Pittsburgh. It is intended to provide Domestic Violence (DV) programs with some guiding questions to assess how well they may be addressing the health needs of DV survivors.
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Global Gender-Based Violence and the Workplace Congressional Briefing

Learn more about the gender-based violence and the workplace congressional briefing featuring Congresswoman Royal-Allard.
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Facts

The Facts on Children’s Exposure to Violence

This fact sheet provides information and statistics on the various impacts of children's exposure to violence and recommendations on how to promote children's healthy growth and resilience building.
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Webinar

That’s Not Cool: Mobilizing Youth Communities for Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Education

Join us for this webinar to learn more about innovative work being done in the field of teen dating violence prevention and to gain some tools for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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#Equalby2030: Rethinking Workplace Safety and Security

Join the #Equalby2030: Rethinking Workplace Safety and Security webinar on February 24th to help prevent sexual and domestic violence in the workplace.
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Putting the Heat on the NFL During Super Bowl 50

This Super Bowl 50, we're putting the heat on the NFL with our new #BeAModelMan campaign with The Representation Project.
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Simple Actions You Can Take to Help End Teen Dating Violence

FUTURES' Sarah Hyde gives us some easy actions to take to promote healthy relationships during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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FUTURES Teams Up With the Representation Project During Super Bowl

Organizations team up to launch innovative public education campaign called #BeAModelMan, using Super Bowl 50 as a backdrop.
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Driving Awareness of Human Trafficking, At Home and Abroad

Leila Milani from the FUTURES policy team outlines the need for education and policy change to help end human trafficking.
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Violence Against Women Act

Learn more about the Violence Against Women Act.
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Why Invest in Women & Girls?

FUTURES is committed to advancing policies, strategies  and programs which would strengthen girls and women and allow them to develop, thrive, and contribute to the building of flourishing communities. In some countries fewer than 10 percent  of teenage girls complete …

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Tools for Advocates

Just as health care providers have a unique opportunity to support survivors and prevent violence, domestic and sexual violence (DSV) advocates play an important role in the health and well-being of their clients.  There are many ways that advocates can …

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How to Support Women Living with HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

Over 60 percent of HIV-positive women have been sexually abused—five times the rate in the general population. Learn how to make a difference on World AIDS Day and beyond!
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HIV Testing, Treatment and Care

Experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence increases the risk for HIV.  50% of abused women report having experienced forced sex – a well-established high-risk factor for HIV infection. People living with HIV who are also suffering abuse may experience an …

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Setting and Community Specific Resources

The Futures Without Violence National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has developed several guidelines, tool kits, safety cards, posters and other resources that are specific to various communities and healthcare settings.

The National Health Resource Center’s materials are best …

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Webinar

Open Enrollment: How the Affordable Care Act can help patients experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence

Survivors of domestic violence (DV) can now apply for and enroll in health insurance coverage through the federal Marketplace (gov) at any time during the year. They do not need to wait for Open Enrollment to begin. This Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is available to anyone who has experienced DV. Join this webinar to hear key steps and strategies for how to help clients enroll in healthcare and understand the domestic violence provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
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Most Inspiring Moments from Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015!

Our director of communications shares her most inspiring moments from National Domestic Violence Awareness month this year.
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Webinar

Keeping it Confidential in California: New Privacy Protections Under CHIA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increases access to health services in an unprecedented way; however, people must feel safe using their insurance to take advantage of this opportunity. Not all do, particularly DV survivors. For persons’ insured on a policy in another’s name such as a spouse, partner or parent, using health insurance can mean personal health information gets disclosed to the policy owner. Thanks to SB 138: Confidentiality of medical information, all Californians are able to prevent their health insurer from making these disclosures. In this webinar, we will provide information on the problem, the new law and share how you can help clients/patients exercise their new right.
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Campus Sexual Assault: What Clinicians Need to Know

Sexual violence on college campuses is far too common a problem. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness about the issue and to discuss effective strategies for violence prevention and victim support. This webinar is intended to provide guidance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, medical doctors, and other clinicians who work with young adults.
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Returning to Being Good Relatives: Addressing Lateral Oppression and Violence

This webinar is a part of the Defending Childhood webinar series and will explore the connections between lateral oppression, trauma, and violence. Participants will learn about the impact of lateral oppression and violence on Native people and develop skills to address lateral oppression and violence.
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Leveraging Sports to Help Break the Cycle of Violence

From our Teach Early campaign to our partnership with the mud obstacle event Mudderella, learn more about the ways FUTURES is leveraging sports to help end gender-based violence.
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Guest Blogger: Supporting Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Guest blogger Surabhi Kukke, MPH discusses the importance of supporting women living with HIV/AIDS.
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Webinar

Funding Announcement Webinar

Webinar about an exciting funding opportunity to provide counseling on intimate partner violence in PCMH recognized health centers.
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Press Release

FUTURES Launches 2015 RESPECT! Challenge to Combat Online Bullying

FUTURES launches contest that challenges Americans to spread acts of positivity and respect online, using GIFs, pictures, memes, and videos.
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Webinar

Returning to Being Good Relatives: Addressing Lateral Oppression and Violence

This webinar is a part of the Defending Childhood webinar series and will explore the connections between lateral oppression, trauma, and violence. Participants will learn about the impact of lateral oppression and violence on Native people and develop skills to address lateral oppression and violence.
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Blog
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Making a Difference on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Be a changemaker in your community this Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
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New Online Quiz Helps Teens Draw the Line on Digital Dating Abuse

FUTURES' new digital quiz 'Cool Not Cool' helps teens draw the line on teen dating abuse.
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Coaches doing the right thing

Let's salute coaches who are standing up to violence against women.
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Brochure

Survivor Brochure

This brochure offers trauma-informed recommendations for survivors about how to become proactive in their healthcare and how to best advocate for their needs with health care providers.
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Webinar

Special Enrollment Period for Survivors: How the Affordable Care Act can help patients experiencing intimate partner violence

This webinar will provide a basic overview of the coverage requirements in the Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s “B” recommendation for screening and intervention for domestic violence (DV).
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Exploring and Addressing Equity Issues Across Sectors

This webinar will engage participants in a discussion on issues of equity and inclusion across multiple child serving sectors. With an analysis of health, mental health, schools and justice, the webinar will discuss the key points that must be addressed in order to reduce violence in our communities.
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Trauma Informed and Equitable Approaches to Training Development and Implementation

This webinar will introduce a process for building an equitable and trauma informed training institute. Presenters will outlines critical steps of the institute design process by highlighting the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative's Trauma Awareness & Resilience Training Institute to Youth Workers and share lessons learned specific to cultural humility and using a racial justice lens throughout the design and implementation process.
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Policy Paper

Everyday Magic: 16 Ways Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma

This policy paper offers sixteen ways that adults can support children exposed to violence and trauma to heal and grow. These recommendations are for advocates, educators, and health care providers to help improve their response to children who have experienced violence or trauma.
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Material Index

Reports and Articles about Global Gender-based Violence

Additional publications and articles about global gender-based violence, compiled for the 2015 Open Square Summit.
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Webinar

Secondary Traumatic Stress Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to the similarities and differences between burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary and vicarious trauma and will offer information about how to identify these in themselves and others. This workshop will also discuss resiliency and will offer participants suggestions and tools for increasing resiliency within themselves.
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Webinar

Defending Childhood Website Launch: New Innovations for Addressing Children’s Exposure to Violence

This webinar will walk participants through the key features of the newly launched Defending Childhood website and highlight innovators from the health and public health fields who are changing the lives of children exposed to violence.
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Manual

Home Visitation Curriculum: Second Edition

Healthy Moms, Happy Babies 2nd Edition incorporates more support for home visitors to have conversations around healthy relationships and trauma with their patients. View and download this toolkit today!
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Blog
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Thank a Mom, and Support FUTURES!

Thank a mom, and support FUTURES with Macy's new digital #MacysLovesMom campaign.
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Webinar

Trauma-informed Approaches to Domestic Violence Exposure, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency

This webinar explores the latest thinking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood exposure to domestic violence. Emphasizing the opportunity for primary prevention, presenters will discuss strategies for trauma-informed parenting to prevent the inter-generational transmission of ACEs.
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Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault Cases?

FUTURES Campus Fellow Tess Cody explains why she believes that colleges and universities should respond to sexual assault cases, rather than the criminal court system.
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Guest Post: Raising Awareness of Abuse in Later Life

Bonnie Brandl and Chic Dabby highlight the widespread, but often hidden problem of elder abuse.
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Press Release

FUTURES Applauds Congress on the Re-introduction of the Violence Against Women Act

SAN FRANCISCO (March 11, 2015)—Today, the United States Senate re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (S.713), a groundbreaking piece of legislation aimed at preventing violence against women and girls across the globe. The announcement follows the House of Representative’s re-introduction of the bill (H.R.1340) last week in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
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