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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.

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Lisa Lederer, 202-371-1999
Mindy Iwanaka, 415-678-5518

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Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Through Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center (Workplaces Respond), FUTURES is building innovative partnerships between companies, worker associations and unions, and anti-violence advocates and service providers to increase the safety and economic security of vulnerable …

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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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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 …

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The National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

First Virtual!
National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

April 27-30, 2021

Hosted by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, the 9th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV) and first virtual conference, focused on the intersections …

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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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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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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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International Violence Against Women Act

One out of every three women worldwide will be abused during her lifetime. Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, a public health epidemic, and a barrier to solving global challenges such as extreme poverty, HIV and …

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Communications X-Change

The Communications X-Change is an innovative website that enables organizations and activists throughout the world to find, share, and learn from communications material focused on ending violence against women and children. From posters and brochures to viral videos and smartphone …

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The Y-Factor: Men Leading by Example

We believe men play a critical role in ending violence against women and children throughout the world. In 2012, FUTURES hosted the first Y Factor: Men Leading by Example, an interactive summit to champion men throughout the world who are …

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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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Coaching Boys into Men

Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men, often serving as a parent or mentor to the boys they coach. Because of these special relationships, coaches are uniquely poised to positively influence how …

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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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Beyond Title IX Guidelines

An estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. In response to this staggering statistic, FUTURES, with generous support from the Avon Foundation for Women, convened a group of experts, and released …

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That’s Not Cool

For today’s teens, digital technology is an extension of their …

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Organizational Leadership Training

FUTURES is committed to building the field and supporting the …

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Defending Childhood Initiative

More than 60 percent of kids in the U.S. have been exposed to crime, abuse, and violence – many in their own homes. Repeated exposure to trauma and violence can disrupt brain development and increase the risk of serious illness, …

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ACOG Tells OB-GYNs To Look For Reproductive Coercion

Womens' doctors should be on the lookout for patients whose partners are unduly pressuring them to become pregnant — or even sabotaging their efforts to use contraception.
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