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Futures Without Violence 

WITNESSING VIOLENCE CAN CHANGE A KID’S MIND. BUT YOUR EVERYDAY GESTURES CAN HELP THEM HEAL AND LEAD TO FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE. 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.

For more information on Futures Without Violence and resources, please visit ChangingMindsNOW.org.

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Changing Minds NOW: Addressing Childhood Trauma for Teachers and School Staff
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS, PD
Join Brian O'Connor and Share My Lesson to discuss Changing Minds NOW, a national campaign to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire action to...
AFT Infographic on Trauma Informed Practices
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
The AFT created an infographic in partnership with Futures Without Violence to equip school personnel with trauma informed practices and strategies...
Coaching Boys Into Men: The Coaches Kit
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS, PD
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...
Changing Minds NOW [awareness campaign]
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS, PD
WITNESSING VIOLENCE CAN CHANGE A KID’S MIND. | YOU CAN HELP THEM HEAL. New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence,...
Changing Minds NOW - Healing Gestures [PDFs]
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS, PD
WITNESSING VIOLENCE CAN CHANGE A KID’S MIND. | YOU CAN HELP THEM HEAL. New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence,...
That's Not Cool: Ambassador Toolkit
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
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,...
Audrie & Daisy: Lesson Plans for Educators to Encourage Student Dialogue and Understanding the Root Causes of Sexual Violence
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The Audrie and Daisy Lesson Plans for educators will help encourage dialogue in your classrooms that will both educate and activate students to...
An Advocacy Toolkit for School Administrators: Improving Your School District’s Policy On Teen Dating Violence And Healthy Relationships
  • Health / Physical Education
  • Professional Development
This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on how to establish local and district-wide school policies to promote healthy relationships and prevent...
"Top 10 Things You Can Do to Address Sexual Harassment" Lists
  • Health / Physical Education
  • Professional Development
Futures Without Violence has developed four “Top 10 Things Things You Can Do to Address Sexual Harassment” lists. Check out the lists below for...
How to Talk to Teens about Dating Violence: A Guide for Parents
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Futures Without Violence offers resources for parents on how to talk to teens about dating violence: starting the conversation early about healthy...