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Third Phase of National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Wendi Aarons, Futures Without Violence

wendi@wendiaarons.com

National Health Initiative Kicks-off to Support Survivors of Abuse

Three leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across

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Tien Ung

Program Director, Impact & Learning

Tien helps individuals and organizations translate and apply relevant research, build knowledge, and generate culturally authentic evidence to improve outcomes for families impacted by adversity and trauma.  At Futures she collaborates with colleagues and external …

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Program News

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has severe adverse effects on the health, well-being, and human rights of millions of vulnerable adults and young people in the United States and globally. January has been declared Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Month.  Domestic violence, sexual …

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Pictured above: The front page of the “Aging with Respect” safety card. Five smiling older adults standing together in a park setting, arms over each other’s shoulders.

You’re Never Too Old to be Treated with Respect

One in ten older adults report being abused, neglected or …

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Webinar

How State/Territory, Tribal, and Federal Health Policies Can Promote Survivor Health, Preserve Autonomy, and Protect Confidentiality

Title:  How State/Territory, Tribal, and Federal Health Policies Can Promote Survivor Health, Preserve Autonomy, and Protect Confidentiality

Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Time: 10-11:00am PST/ 11-12:00pm MST/ 12-1:00pm CST/ 1-2:00pm EST

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Health and insurance policies at the state/territory,

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Program News

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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Webinar

Addressing Stigma within Healthcare and Social Service Provision

Title:  Addressing Stigma within Healthcare and Social Service Provision

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Time: 10-11:00am PST/ 1-2:00pm EST

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day: Moving Toward Safety, Opportunity & Respect

By Nathalie Meus, Outreach & Policy Associate

 

Black women’s …

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Rebecca Del Rossi

Program Assistant, Legal Team

As Program Assistant at FUTURES, Rebecca assists the legal team in project support for initiatives relating to improving workplace responses to sexual and domestic violence, foster collaborations to enhance employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking, education …

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DJ Peay

Communication and Administrative Specialist, Children and Youth Programs

DJ Peay joined FUTURES in 2018 as a program assistant on the Children & Youth Team. In this role, they provide technical and administrative support to the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic …

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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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Webinar

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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Press Release

National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

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

 

National Health Initiative Kicks Off to Support Survivors of Abuse

Three leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across
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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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Webinar

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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Blog
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Unable to Leave: Economic Sabotage and Exploitation in Abusive Relationships

Inevitably, when I share with an acquaintance that I work …

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Webinar

The Impact of Health Advocacy on Survivor Health Access: Key findings and recommendations from a data pilot

Title: The Impact of Health Advocacy on Survivor Health Access: Key findings and recommendations from a data pilot

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Time: 10:00am-11:30am PT/11:00am-12:30pm MT/12:00-1:30pm CT/1:00-2:30pm ET

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International Day of the Girl

Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl
Breakthroughs in

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promoting employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking

The Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Training …

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Webinar

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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Webinar

Providing Support through Organizational Transitions

Title: Providing Support through Organizational Transitions

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018,

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Click here to access the Organizational Transition Curve Toolkit.

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Jennifer L. White

Program Director, Legal Program

Jennifer L. White, JD, is the Program Director for Curriculum Development & Program Design at FUTURES. She manages the Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED) and the Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women …

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Violet Webber

IT Support Specialist

Violet is a technology educator with a passion for social change. Being the connecting factor between this amazing new world of technical possibility and a domestic violence prevention organization is a dream come true. Using technology can …

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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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Shellie Taggart

Project Director, QIC-DVCW

Shellie Taggart is the Project Director for the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare. She has been working at the intersection of child welfare and domestic violence for almost 20 years as a practitioner, …

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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

Director, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation

As a Director at Futures Without Violence, Anna leads the HRSA-funded NTTAP, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation with a focus on community health centers. Working across public health and health delivery systems …

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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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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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Mie Fukuda

Program Manager, Children & Youth Program

Mie Fukuda, Ed.M., is a Program Manager on the Children & Youth team. She provides technical assistance to domestic violence programs and implements initiatives focused on supporting child and adult survivors of domestic violence. …

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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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Lonna Davis

Director of Children & Youth Program

Lonna Davis, MSW, is the Director of the Children & Youth Program at Futures Without Violence. Lonna brings personal experience as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, and 30 years of a …

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Andrew Cohn

Accounting Associate

As an Accounting Associate, Andrew is responsible for tracking and coding expenses for FUTURES. He joined Futures in 2017 after his Grandmother inspired him to work toward preventing Domestic Violence. His background is in accounting and analysis for …

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Webinar

IPV/Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse and Treatment, with a Lens on Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Programs and DV Agencies

This webinar will explore the intersections of IPV and human trafficking with substance use and treatment. It will also highlight the role of behavioral health, substance use program, and DV agencies in prevention and intervention.
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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

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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Take Action Toolkit For Asylum For Survivors

On June 11th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a decision in an immigration case brought by a victim of domestic violence seeking asylum in the United States. The decision attempts to erode protections for immigrant survivors of domestic …

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FUTURES fights back against Trump Administration Policies that Hurt Immigrant Families and those Seeking Asylum

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Asylum for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Futures Without Violence recently submitted a new round of comments in response to a proposed rule that would have made it nearly impossible for survivors of …

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Program News

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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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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New Research Offers Hope for Children We’ve Written Off for Too Long

“She’s withdrawn and doesn’t listen.”

“He’s been a discipline problem …

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Webinar

Why Screen? The Importance of an Intimate Partner Abuse Screening Tool for LGBQ/T Communities and Families

This webinar will expand on why an intersectional approach to assessing whether or not partner abuse is happening in a relationship is important when working with LGBQ/T communities and families.
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Statement on Parkland, FL Shooting

It is a real tragedy that, almost every week so …

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Press Release

Project Catalyst: Statewide Transformation on Health and IPV

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

 

Project Catalyst: Statewide Transformation on Health and IPV

Four state leadership teams across the nation receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence and human trafficking across their
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Another Step Back for the U.S. in Standing Up for Women Worldwide

In Washington D.C. on November 22, 2017, Secretary of State …

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