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7 Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence

Why employers should address domestic and sexual abuse in the workplace.
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Workplace Resources

Information, resources, partnership and guidance in developing innovative and collaborative prevention programs, including development resources for employers and health care providers.
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Judith Kanter

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.
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Senate Holds Hearing on Intersection of Domestic Violence and Gun Violence

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
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Tools For Improving Maternal Health & Safety in A Multicultural Context

A large collection of materials on domestic violence dynamics, training materials, and public education materials in English and Spanish.
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Understanding Children, Immigration, and Family Violence: A National Examination of the Issues

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.
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Teach Early

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 …

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Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

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.
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Electronic Palm Domestic Violence Assessment Tool

We created a new assessment tool for domestic violence. It includes tips on how to conduct inquiry, assessment, intervention, documentation, follow-up for domestic violence, and facts.
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Domestic Violence and Health Care Protocols

Futures Without Violence has selected model protocols from various health care settings across the U.S. and highlights on the health care practice that has implemented this protocol.
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Advocates Turn Horrific Events Into Successful Call for Action

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.
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Rape is Rape: Facts Not Fiction

For over 30 years, we’ve been deeply immersed in supporting and developing programs, studies, policies, and legislation intended to prevent and stop rape and sexual violence.
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Sportswriters Are Standing Up, Not Standing By

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.
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About the President: Esta Soler

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.
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Family to Family Initiative

In 2005, the Futures Without Violence began concentrated work on the F2F initiative, a program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation that prioritizes the safety of children exposed to domestic violence.
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Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs

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.
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Health e-Bulletin

Archive of the Health E-Bulletin issues.
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Macy’s Thank-a-Mom Challenge a Success!

You helped us raise thousands of dollars sending thousands of Mother’s Day e-cards, and for that we say THANK YOU!
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Coaching Boys Into Men Goes Global

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.
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Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop Program Overview

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.
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Using Music, Movies, Video Games & School Curricula, Start Strong Is Promoting Healthy Relationships

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.
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What can the NHRC provide?

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.
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First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and A Child’s Developing Brain

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.
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Breaking the Cycle: Fathering After Violence

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.
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Engaging Men Program Orientation a Success

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.
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Engaging Men Program Grantees Come Together in D.C.

Futures Without Violence is continuing our partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women as the lead technical assistance provider for the Engaging Men Grant Program.
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Batterer Intervention

Batterer intervention programs (BIPs) have become the preferred way for responding to perpetrators in the domestic violence field. However, the research on their efficacy has been mixed.
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Engaging Men to Prevent Violence Against Women

What are ordinary men willing to do to end violence against women and girls? Futures Without Violence has been asking this question for more than a decade.
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Futures Awards

A history of awards our organization, programs, and campaigns have won since 1982.
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Mudderella and FUTURES Partner Up!

FUTURES the official national charity partner of Mudderella
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Obama Issues Workplace DV Order

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.
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Workplace Public Policy and Domestic Violence

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.
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Tools For Developing Public Education Material

We have created materials to educate the public in general about the effects of violence on maternal health. Read here about how we have created and used audio dramas and posters.
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Leadership Development for Immigrant Survivors of Violence

The Immigrant Women's Rights Project educates women about their rights and develops their leadership so that they can become involved in changing policies that affect them.
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Willie Mays, Joe Torre and Sergio Martinez join our National Summit

In addition to provocative presentations and panel discussions, the summit also featured an All Star Tribute luncheon, where men who have been raising awareness and implementing gender based violence strategies will be saluted alongside legendary baseball icons.
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First Ever Y Factor Summit: Men Leading by Example

Our first-ever national summit, called the Y Factor: Men Leading By Example, was a day filled with all-American heroes, unconventional advocates, committed public figures and journalists.
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Give RESPECT Campaign

The RESPECT! Campaign is a social action campaign to promote respect in relationships and increase awareness about the positive role everyone can play to help end and prevent relationship violence and abuse.
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Start Strong Releases Model School Policy

To support schools looking to foster a culture of healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence, Start Strong developed the “School Policy to Increase Student Safety.”
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Pressure to Share Passwords…Cool or Not Cool?

How would you feel about getting pressured to share your online passwords with someone you’re dating? This question is posed in the latest video by That’s Not Cool.
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Teens “Talk Back” with New Avatar

Pressuring someone for nude pics…cool or not cool? Teens can now create personalized talking avatar videos to answer that important question.
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Helping Teens Draw Their ‘Digital Line’

With digital communication a central part of teens’ lives, we launched a new national public service advertising (PSA) campaign to help teens recognize digital dating abuse and take steps to prevent it.
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Lessons from Literature

This innovative resource is helping teachers incorporate violence prevention lessons into existing curricula. It provides English teachers a framework to use the novels, poems, plays and stories to help their students build healthy, non-violent relationships.
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Recommendations Released on College Sexual Assault

Vice President Biden released a report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault that addresses the dramatic changes that must take place if students are to be safe during their college years.
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New Effort to Address Sexual Violence in Schools

For the first time, the U.S. government has specifically advised schools, colleges and universities that it is their responsibility to protect students from sexual violence.
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Start Strong: Lessons Learned From A Four-Year Initiative To Promote Healthy Relationships And Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships was a four-year project to target 11- to- 14-year-olds and rally entire communities to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.
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Addressing Domestic Violence in Home Visitation Programs

The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and included provisions to support America’s Healthy Futures Act. It requires home visitation programs to measure a reduction in "crime or domestic violence".
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Teen Dating Violence and Reproductive Coercion

This presentation gives an overview of the research on violence and its impact on health. It will offer promising programs on how to respond and promote healthy relationships. Specific clinic based interventions will be featured.
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New DHHS Recommendation for Domestic Violence Screening and Counseling

This webinar will provide an overview of the new guidelines and discuss implications for domestic violence programs, share resources from the National Health Resource Centers on Domestic Violence and share models for collaboration between advocates and providers.
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School-based Health Services, Adolescent Health and Anticipatory Guidance for DV/SA

This webinar guidelines will provide participants with strategies and tools to provide universal education on safe, consensual and healthy relationships, as well as models for trauma-informed responses to disclosure of ARA.
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