Futures Without Violence

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WITNESSING VIOLENCE CAN CHANGE A KID’S MIND. BUT YOUR EVERYDAY GESTURES CAN HELP THEM HEAL. Early trauma and violence in the home, school or community can affect children throughout their entire lives. Research reveals that a child’s positive and negative experiences can literally shape, and reshape, the brain. The more a child is exposed to traumatic events, the more neural connections are created in regions of the brain that involve fear, anxiety, and impulsiveness. Chronic stress can be linked to cognitive impairment, chronic health problems and behavior issues.

Changing Minds aims to raise awareness of childhood exposure to violence and motivate adults who regularly interact with children to take meaningful action in supporting children who may be affected.

Changing Minds was launched in partnership with the US Department of Justice and the Advertising Council, and is a project of the Defending Childhood Initiative. For more information and resources, please visit ChangingMindsNOW.org.

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Futures Without Violence
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 1:38pm
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  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
WITNESSING VIOLENCE CAN CHANGE A KID’S MIND. | YOU CAN HELP THEM HEAL. New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence,...
Futures Without Violence
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 1:39pm
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WITNESSING VIOLENCE CAN CHANGE A KID’S MIND. | YOU CAN HELP THEM HEAL. New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence,...
Futures Without Violence
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:57pm
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The Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) Coaches Kit CBIM Coaches stand up for respect. They are role models for their athletes and fellow coaches, and are...
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 3:06pm
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  • Health
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That’s Not Cool Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for teens to raise awareness of digital dating abuse—an issue that affects their friends,...
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  • MS, HS
The Audrie & Daisy Lesson Plans for educators will help encourage dialogue in your classrooms that will both educate and activate students to...
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  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on how to establish local and district-wide school policies to promote healthy relationships and prevent...
  • Professional Development
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Futures Without Violence has developed four “Top 10 Things Things You Can Do to Address Sexual Harassment” lists. Check out the lists below for...
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Futures Without Violence offers resources for parents on how to talk to teens about dating violence: starting the conversation early about healthy...