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Children and Families

CHI Kids System Transformation

Health Care Payment and Delivery System Reform for Children as a Tool to Improve the Health of Vulnerable Communities

Policymakers need to recognize the long-term health, social, and economic benefits of upstream investments for children, including those who have experienced trauma, violence or severe adversity, and fully include children in health care payment and delivery system reform. This paper – a joint effort of Futures Without Violence and Families USA — examines the reasons …

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Safe Healthy and Ready to Learn Executive Summary

Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn

Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn is a consensus report on children exposed to violence, and explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities heal and thrive. The report was developed in partnership with leaders from throughout the health, education, justice, and child development fields, with support from The California Endowment, Blue Shield of …

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House Passage of Build Back Better Act

House Passage of Build Back Better Act a Major Step in Making Families, Communities Safer and Healthier, Supporting Survivors of Violence and Abuse – Now Senate Must Pass Bill as Well

November 19, 2021 Statement of Esta Soler, President and Founder, Futures Without Violence Contact: Lisa Lederer, 202/421-5825 House Passage of Build Back Better Act a Major Step in Making Families, Communities Safer and Healthier, Supporting Survivors of Violence and Abuse – Now Senate Must Pass Bill as Well “Today’s passage of the Build Back Better …

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The Accountability Dialogues

The Accountability Dialogues

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. They see and experience on a daily basis what other solution designers only hear about from others – who themselves are …

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Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA)

REINTRODUCED: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act has been re-introduced in the senate by Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (H.R. 2604) has been reintroduced by Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA-07), and representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) and Young Kim (R-CA-40). Since its original …

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Fighting for Child Care

Child Care: An Essential Service and Domestic Violence Issues   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.  Child care can also be an essential service for survivors …

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Emergency Response to COVID-19

Guidance and Recommendations to Address System Weaknesses:   The COVID-19 pandemic impacted a lot of Americans, exposing vulnerabilities in our school, health, mental health, employment systems, among others. Many families have since struggled in the face of loss of  loved ones, loss of economic stability, and for some, prolonged exposure to an abusive partner or to …

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Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue

Child Care as a Domestic Violence Issue

This brief details the importance of domestic violence survivors having access to affordable, reliable, and flexible child care. Research shows that the inability to access affordable, reliable, and flexible child care can keep survivors out of the workforce, force them to remain with abusive partners for financial stability, and endanger the health, safety, and wellbeing …

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