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Issues & Advocacy

Primary prevention is an important part of a continuum of support for children and young people because it provides upstream support that builds protective factors and mitigates risk factors before a crisis can occur. We joined Committee for Children in the All Kids Safe and Well national campaign! Our goal is to advance access to programs and services that build young people’s essential life skills as part of primary prevention and wellness promotion in a full continuum of support.

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ll be honoring and centering survivors in the workplace, and exploring why economic justice is survivor justice. This month we’ll cover four different topics, with new information and resources coming out each week on Wednesday to include:

  • Child Care
  • Survivor Leadership in the Workplace
  • Trauma Informed Workplaces and Managers
  • Sabotage for Survivors in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety Planning
  • Teen Economic Abuse
  • Safe Leave

The events of 2020 have brought pain and hardship to almost everyone living in the United States.

By addressing the systemic and social inequalities that contribute to unequal health outcomes — such as racism, homophobia and transphobia, poverty, immigration status, and sexism, the COVID-19 response can be truly transformational for families in the margins and people experiencing adversity.

Child Care is essential service and a domestic violence issue.

Child care is one of the biggest costs for families. Affordable and quality child care is an essential service that helps families keep their kids safe, and allows parents to pursue education and employment opportunities.

The expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) included in the American Rescue plan has already had a dramatic impact in reducing child poverty in the United States. The CTC has also quickly become a means for mothers who are victims of domestic violence or at risk of losing their children to the child welfare system to find economic stability, thereby increasing the likelihood they could live independently and safely with their children.

Immigrant Survivors of Gender-based Violence Deserve Safety and Dignity
For more than two decades FUTURES has fought to ensure that immigrant victims of gender-based violence who make it to the United States can find safety and are given a fair chance to apply for asylum.

Domestic Violence Survivors and Policymakers Co-designing Child Welfare Practices and Policies
People of color who live the problems we aim to solve have the most important information and the most unobstructed point of view.