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Policy Paper

Congressional Briefing On “Violence and Abuse: How Health Systems can Help Prevent and Respond”

Remarks on the American Medical Association (AMA)'s commitment to assessing, treating, and preventing domestic violence and some of our recent activities in this arena.
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Guidelines

Futures Without Violence Vision for Healthy Relationships Education

Futures Without Violence identified core components we believe provide the basis for effective healthy relationships education.
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Facts

The Connection Between Dating Violence And Unhealthy Behaviors

Information and statistics on dating violence and unhealthy behaviors, the risks associated with exposure to violence, mitigating the harmful impacts of witnessing violence, and why parents matter.
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Intimate Partner Violence and Healthy People 2010 Fact Sheet

Information and statistics on domestic violence and leading health indicators.
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The Facts on Reproductive Health and Partner Abuse

Information and statistics on intimate partner violence and the prevalence of reproductive coercion, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and violence during pregnancy.
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The Facts on Health Care and Domestic Violence

Information and statistics on the prevalence of domestic violence, health consequences, pregnancy, and children's health.
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Report

Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women: Intimate Partner Violence

A discussion of how obstetrician-gynecologists are in unique position to assess and provide support for women who experience intimate partner violence.
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Manual

Using a Systems ­Model Approach to Improving IPV Services in a Large Health Care Organization

This summary will describe Kaiser Permanente’s systems model approach to delivering services for IPV, including how this approach has been implemented and evaluated.
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Guidelines

Sample Community Public Health Services Domestic Violence Protocol

The purpose of this protocol is to set a standard to improve both the quality of the care given by individual health care providers and the overall CPHS response to domestic violence.
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Guidelines

Competencies Needed by Health Professionals for Addressing Exposure to Violence and Abuse in Patient Care

The following core competencies have been developed to help ensure that all health care professionals have a solid understanding of the problem, and gain the skills and confidence they will need to combat the epidemic of violence and abuse.
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Report

Adverse Child Experience: Link Between Exposure and Health

Presentation slides detailing a study conducted with 17,421 participants on childhood exposure and health.
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Report

Healthy Teens: The World’s First 3D Video Game to Support the Teaching and Learning of Positive, Protective Relationship skills

A look at using a 3-D, immersive video game designed to help teens learn about healthy relationship.
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Report

Promoting Healthy Relationships at School, Teen Dating Violence Prevention: Why Middle School Matters

A look at how to embed healthy relationships into school policies to create positive change.
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Report

Evidence for Home Visiting Programs to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence and related Health Disparities

An evaluation of domestic violence interventions in home visitation programs.
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Policy Paper

Screening for IPV By Health Care Providers: FVPSA Response

Key findings, recommendations, and the Affordable Care Act.
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Manual

How to Create a Health Care-Based Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

This document includes information pertaining to health care effects and costs of domestic violence, health care response to domestic violence, federal health care reform, and a model for creating domestic violence response in health care settings.
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Brochure

Building and Strengthening Health Care-Based Domestic Violence Programs Resource List

Listing of Guidelines, State Statutes and Reporting Policies , Program Development, Health Care Professional Training, Evaluation, Tools and Materials, Reference Books, IOM, Recommendations, Employee Assistance, and Position Statements.
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Manual

Compendium of State/Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care

The Compendium is an at-a glance summary of state and U.S. territory laws, regulations and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence in health care settings.
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Guidelines

Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (Hippa): Summary Of Federal Medical Privacy Protections For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Developed for health care professionals, this resource guide discusses the implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) for domestic violence reporting.
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Guidelines

Mandatory Reporting of Domestic Violence by Healthcare Providers

Most U.S. states have enacted mandatory reporting laws requiring the reporting of specific injuries and wounds, suspected abuse or domestic violence, for individuals being treated by a health care professional.
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Poster

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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Brochure

The Amazing Brain and Discipline: Positive Parenting Builds Healthy Brains

The Amazing Brain series of booklets is designed to educate parents and caregivers about early brain development, the effects of trauma on the brain, and the potential for the brain to heal and grow.
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Brochure

Healthy Moms, Happy Kids: Pediatric Safety Card

Healthy Moms, Happy Kids is a safety card for moms that pediatric health care providers can distribute as part of routine care. In addition to providing safety resources for women, this tool also functions as a prompt for pediatric health care providers by providing quick phrases to improve discussions with women about the impact of domestic violence on their parenting and children.
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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Home Visitor Safety Card

This tool functions as a prompt for home visitors by providing quick phrases to improve discussions with women about the impact of domestic violence on their parenting and children.
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Poster

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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Report

The National Health Care Standards Campaign Model Practices

This document summarizes the experiences and outcomes of 15 U.S. states that enacted state-wide public health responses to domestic violence.
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Guidelines

The National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings

This was developed to assist health care providers in addressing domestic violence victimiztion, assessment, intervention, referral and documentation.
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Brochure

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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Brochure

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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Brochure

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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Brochure

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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Brochure

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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Manual

Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: A Trainer’s Manual

The Manual provides instructions for teaching each section of the Resource Manual including the basics of domestic violence, clinical skills, legal issues, community resources, and role play scenarios.
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Manual

Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: A Resource Manual

This resource manual aims to educate health care providers on how to improve their response to domestic violence. It contains Information, Practical Tools, and Ideas.
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Guidelines

Health Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

A victim of domestic violence, concerned for her safety, may be discouraged from seeking health care services because she fears that her health information will not remain confidential.
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Guidelines

Minimal Elements of a Domestic Violence Health Care Protocol

Futures Without Violence selected model protocols from various health care settings across the United States, including highlights about the setting that implemented the protocol.
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Manual

Building a Domestic Violence Health Care Response in Indian Country

A 2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on health and violence found that 39 percent of Native women reported that they were victims of intimate partner violence.
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Guidelines

Best Practices: Innovative Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings

This publication of best practices was written in 1997 to highlight innovative health care-based domestic violence programs across the U.S.
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Brochure

Improving the Healthcare Response to Domestic Violence

This six pages folio provides an overview of the health care response to domestic violence.
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Brochure

Professional Health Students and Faculty Folio

This folio identifies organizing strategies for health professional students and faculty to help raise awareness that domestic violence is a health care issue on campus and beyond.
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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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National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

For almost two decades, the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (HRC) has supported health care professionals, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence.

The HRC is …

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The National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Save the Date: April 27-30, 2021 Virtual NCHDV!

Due to COVID-19 , the 2020 Conference has been rescheduled and reworked to be a virtual conference. Conference activities will be held between April 27-30, 2021. We will be announcing details shortly. 

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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 a …

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Domestic Violence Health Care Partnership Project

FUTURES proudly partnered with Blue Shield of California Foundation on the Domestic Violence Health Care Partnership (DVHCP), a statewide project to integrate health care and domestic violence response systems throughout California.

Through a competitive application process, nineteen teams comprised of …

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Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships

By ensuring that their first relationships are healthy ones, we …

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Event

Supporting Providers and Centering Survivors: Rethinking Success Through Partnerships and Innovations To Support People Experiencing Homelessness

Futures Without Violence and The National Health Care for the Homeless Council are excited to present a Learning Collaborative (LC) addressing the intersections of gender and homelessness.
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Stop Domestic/Sexual Violence & Child Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Support the Domestic Violence Response Fund

On Giving Tuesday, Futures Without Violence with support from The Allstate Foundation, launched the Call For Courage social media campaign to continue to …

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