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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

The poster sends the message that babies and kids thrive when their moms thrive. Moms thrive in healthy relationships—ones that are respectful, nurturing and caring.
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Connected Parents, Connected Kids Safety Card

Connected Parents, Connected Kids is a safety card designed for parents that 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 health care providers to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact on parenting.
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Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health?

The poster asks patients whether they have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, coerced pregnancy, or violence—by an intimate partner.
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Contrary to Popular Belief, Straight People Do Not Have a Monopology on Abusive Relationships

This poster was designed to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-identified individuals to talk to their health care providers about relationship abuse.
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Relationships, Support, and Wellness: Mental Health Safety Card

The card poses simple questions to help women examine whether their relationship is healthy and safe, while exploring potential impacts on health and mental health.
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Is Your Relationship Affecting Your Health: Safety Card

The card helps women recognize how their relationship impacts their health as well as the lives of their children and provides information on safety planning.
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Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health: Reproductive Safety Card

The card prompts patients to ask themselves whether they are in a healthy relationship or if they have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, forced pregnancy, or violence—by an intimate partner.
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We Are Sacred: American Indian/Alaska Native Reproductive Health Safety Card

This small safety card was designed for health settings serving Native communities including IHS clinics, Tribal health centers, and Urban Indian Health Centers. The card prompts patients to ask themselves whether they are in a healthy relationship or if they …

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Women Are Sacred: American Indian/Alaska Native Safety Card

This was developed in partnership with the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. The card aims to help women recognize healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics.
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Reproductive Health Pregnancy Wheel

This pregnancy wheel reminds providers to routinely ask their patients about birth control interference, coerced pregnancy and experiences with intimate partner violence.
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Joint Commissions Standard PC 01.02.09 on Victims of Abuse

A summarization of the Joint Commission instituted standards for hospitals on how to respond to domestic abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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Sex, Relationships, and Respect on Campus Safety Card

This safety card is designed for college-aged women and men. The card details the high prevalence of sexual assaults on campus and defines consent.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven’t been able to find the information you’re looking for, please take a look at this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
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Get Help

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

For help and information anytime, contact:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.ndvh.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

National Sexual Assault Hotline
www.rainn.org
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Love Is Respect 
www.loveisrespect.org
1-866-331-9474
TTY 1-866-331-8453
Text: loveis to …

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Get the Facts

Domestic, dating, and sexual violence are costly and pervasive problems in the U.S., causing victims, as well as witnesses and bystanders, in every community to suffer incalculable pain and loss.

Join us in the movement to create futures without violence …

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Media Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lisa Lederer, 202-371-1999
Mindy Iwanaka, 415-678-5518

Press Releases and Statements

 

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Low Wage, High Risk Pilot Site Project

In 2014, FUTURES launched Low Wage, High Risk, a pilot site project to address the vulnerability of low-wage workers to gender-based violence and exploitation.  The project focuses primarily on the retail, food service, hotel, homecare, and agricultural sectors—where workers …

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Reproductive & Sexual Health

Intimate partner violence can directly impact reproductive and sexual health—increasing risk for unintended pregnancies and abortions, miscarriage, and sexually transmitted infections.

With one in four women at risk for abuse in her lifetime, domestic violence is more common than other …

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Project Connect

Project Connect and Project Connect 2.0 were violence-prevention and response initiatives that focused on strengthening collaborations between the public health and domestic violence fields in 2011-2014. As one of the only programs of its kind in the nation, this project …

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Home Visitation

When it comes to promoting health and safety outcomes for women and children impacted by abuse, research has shown that home visitation programs can make a significant difference in the lives of survivors of violence. Based on this evidence, The …

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Child & Adolescent Health

Studies suggest that 15.5 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence annually and by age 17, over one-third of America’s children will have been exposed to domestic violence.

Exposure to violence at an early age is linked to health …

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Supporting Organizational Sustainability – SOS Institute

The Supporting Organizational Sustainability Institute (SOS Institute) offers resources, technical assistance, and hosts interactive, multi-day trainings to help U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees, partner organizations, and community-based organizations, enhance their programming, organizational infrastructure and …

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Building Collaborative Responses to Human Trafficking

Human trafficking involves people being bought, sold, and forced into labor and/or sexual exploitation. It’s estimated that eighty percent of trafficking victims are women and girls.

Domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking  are inter-sectional issues for many survivors. Building …

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Open Square Summit

On April 28, 2015 Futures Without Violence and the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute hosted the second Open Square Summit to explore the obstacles that can prevent education for women and girls worldwide. The event, Safe Passage: Gender-Based Violence

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Engaging Men & Youth Program

Men and boys play a critical role in helping to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Men can choose not to perpetrate acts of violence and challenge those men who do. They can also challenge ideals and …

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Susan Schecter Fellowship

Creating a world where women and children around the world could live free from violence was Susan Schechter’s dream. As one of the most accomplished and respected leaders in the domestic violence prevention movement, Susan was one of the first …

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Campus Leadership Program

Welcome to our 2022-2023 Campus Leaders!

    Kiera Jean Francois, Stevenson University, Senior, Criminal Justice Megan Beine, Eastern Washington University, Junior, Gender, Women’s, and sexuality Studies/Sociology Nicole Smith, Eastern Washington University, Junior, Gender and Studies/Psychology Faria Tavacoli, University of
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What Can I Do?

There are many ways to take action and get involved in your community to help prevent violence against women and children. Here are a few ways to get you started!

1. Be a Changemaker.

There are many ways to …

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Judicial Education

Judges play a crucial role in helping to end violence against women and children—both in the courtroom and in their communities. Since 1999, FUTURES has trained nearly 12,000 judges across the U.S. to enhance their understanding of domestic violence, sexual …

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Promising Futures

Growing up in a violent home can have devastating effects on a child. It can impede their growth, development, and overall quality of life. However, when properly addressed, the effects of witnessing violence can largely be mitigated – and can …

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Future of Work: Sustainable Career Development for Youth Survivors (4.27.2022)

This workshop explores practical and accessible tools for supporting the work readiness and career development of youth survivors. Expertise from DOL WIOA + Youth Collaboratory and Covenant House New Jersey

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Economic Justice

Economic Justice at Futures Without Violence

At Futures Without Violence (FUTURES), we believe economic justice is gender-based violence prevention and child abuse prevention for marginalized communities.

FUTURES takes an integrated and intersectional approach to creating a world without gender-based violence,

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June Barrett

June Barrett

June Barrett is a long-time home care worker, a queer Jamaican immigrant, an executive Board Member at the Miami Workers Center and a leader in NDWA’s We Dream in Black Project. June has been active in speaking out …

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Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

As a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the Learning and Leadership team, Abby contributes to a variety of projects focused on organizational capacity building, instructional design centered around adult learning needs and …

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International Day of the Girl

On October 11th the world celebrated the International Day …

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International Day of the Girl

On October 11th the world celebrated the International Day of the Girl.  And this year, we at FUTURES, tip our hat off to a program that, through working with men and boys, makes it possible for girls to live …

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Thank You

for supporting a future without violence!

Click HERE to get your FACT SHEET on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence

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RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

This  is a trying and frightening time for families, parents …

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For a Survivor of Stalking, Words Matter

You’ve heard it before. Someone casually mentions that they’re “stalking” …

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Webinar

Join us for two upcoming webinars on trafficking!

Join us for two upcoming webinars! 

Title:  Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Date:  August 22, 2019

Time: 11:00-12:30pmPST/12:00-1:30pmMST/1:00-2:30pmCST/2:00– 3:30 pmEST

Webinar Description:

This webinar will highlight collaborative work undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams …

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A Year in Review: How Have Workplaces Responded to #MeToo?

As individuals committed to advancing the safety, well-being, and economic security for survivors of gender-based violence, 2018 was a roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows. From accountability for perpetrators of workplace sexual harassment, to survivors finally being heard …

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Power and Control Wheel for Immigrant Women (English and Spanish)

This version of the Power and Control wheel focuses on some of the many ways battered immigrant women can be abused. Available in English and Spanish.
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Linda Seabrook

General Counsel & Director of Workplace Safety & Equity

Linda leads a number of initiatives for FUTURES, including Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center (Workplaces Respond). She was the subject matter expert for the U.S. …

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Elena Dineen

Staff Attorney, Programs

Elena Dineen is a Staff Attorney for Programs at Futures Without Violence. At FUTURES, her work focuses on the workplace impacts of domestic and sexual violence, building collaborative responses to human trafficking, and issues related to the …

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Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, Sex, and Relationships Webinar

Title: Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, Sex, and Relationships

Date: August 17, 2018 at 10:00-11:30am PST/ 11:00-12:30pm MST/ 12:00-1:30pm CST/ 1:00-2:30pm EST

Webinar Description: There is a dearth of resources for American Muslims related to sex and relationships, and some …

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Assessing Trauma-Informed Practice: Lessons Learned From a Trauma Audit

Title: Assessing Trauma-Informed Practice: Lessons Learned From a Trauma Audit

Date Recorded: Thursday, July 28, 2016

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The presenters will discuss the importance …

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