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Recommendations to the Administration for Children and Families to Prevent Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as experiencing or witnessing violence or abuse, are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. Fortunately, violence and the health consequences of ACEs are preventable. Creating safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families can prevent violence and abuse. Moreover, nurturing relationships and …

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A Roadmap for Ending Domestic Violence in California: A Life Course Approach to Prevention

A Road Map for Ending Domestic Violence in California: A Life Course Approach to Prevention

The trauma from sexual and domestic abuse harms millions of women, men, children and non binary folks every year in California with sometimes life-long effects to health and wellness. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that we must double our efforts in preventing and addressing domestic and sexual violence. Throughout this Road Map, FUTURES seeks to …

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Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children

California recently changed its Medicaid program to better leverage federal funding to provide physical, mental, and behavioral health services to d students experiencing trauma and violence. This policy brief explains how the recently approved Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) helps school districts draw down more funds and is a model for how other states might …

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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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