Strengthening Responses for Farmworkers on Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking During COVID-19

Description: Join Futures Without Violence to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and domestic violence on farmworkers and innovations to increase vaccine access and safety supports.  We will explore current community impacts and highlight promising practices from community-based outreach programs and others undertaken by health centers and community-based domestic violence programs. Faculty will share a new universal education tool that the cohort will help inform and refine. The tool will be nationally disseminated following the learning collaborative.  We will also introduce Futures Without Violence’s evidence-based “CUES” approach that may be implemented to share the newly developed tool with clients/patients.

Fee: No Cost/Free

Commitment: Accepted Learning Collaborative applicants are asked to attend a total of four learning collaborative sessions in June 2021.

How to apply: The application deadline has now passed.

Questions? Please email 

Session Descriptions, Dates, and Times:

Activity 1: Listening Session 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 16th @ 10AM PST/ 11AM MST/ 12PM CST/ 1PM EST (1 hour)

Description: Participate in a listening session with community health workers, health center staff and domestic violence advocates to discuss the impact of domestic violence and COVID-19. We will hear directly from participants about how experiences of domestic violence have influenced access to the vaccine for the communities that they serve with a particular focus on farmworker communities. The discussion will include conversations about a new safety card tool (in development) by FUTURES in collaboration with farmworker advocates, so that the participating learning collaborative cohort can further inform its development.

Learning Objectives — At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List the ways in which domestic violence may limit access to COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and health care.
  2. Identify strategies to share vital information with underserved communities, including farmworkers.
  3. Name the supportive services that community-based domestic violence programs offer clients who receive warm referrals from health center and community outreach programs.

Activity 2: Implementation Session 

Date and time: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10 AM PST/ 11AM MST/12PM CST/ 1PM EST (1 hour)

Description: This implementation session will share the safety card tool developed with farmworker advocates, DV advocates and community health center staff and informed by the earlier listening session.  Futures Without Violence will highlight how the “CUES” approach may be implemented to help share the card with clients/patients, along with other community outreach strategies.  The learning collaborative cohort will be invited to provide feedback on the new material to refine the final draft.

Learning Objectives — At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide feedback on the safety card tool developed specifically to address the intersection between domestic violence and COVID-19 testing, vaccination and health care access.
  2. Identify strategies to scale and spread messages about safety supports offered by DV advocacy programs and COVID-19 health care services (testing, vaccination and care).
  3. Define how the “CUES” strategy may help get messages out, without relying on client/patient disclosures.

Activity 3: Learning Lab on “CUES”

Date and time: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10 AM PST/ 11AM MST/12PM CST/ 1PM EST (45 minutes)

Description: Participants will further discuss how Futures Without Violence’s “CUES” approach offering universal education on IPV regardless of client/patient disclosures—may be used in tandem with the newly developed tool to share information.  This is an opportunity for the participating cohort to raise any questions about “CUES” associated tools/resources and identify other unique strategies, or approaches to get messages out.

Learning Objectives — At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how Futures Without Violence’s “CUES” approach promotes health equity.
  2. Define the 4 key concepts of the “CUES” moniker
  3. Know where to access supportive resources and tools, including a CUES infographic and other educational resources for health and advocacy programs.

Activity 4: Learning Lab on Building Partnerships Between Health Centers, Community Outreach Programs and Community Based DV Organizations

Date and time: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10 AM PST/ 11AM MST/12PM CST/ 1PM EST (45 minutes)

Description: This Learning Lab will offer guidance on developing, formalizing and expanding partnerships between health centers or community outreach programs and community-based domestic violence advocacy programs.  Resources, including a sample MOU will be highlighted, as well as the ways in which bi-directional warm referrals can support both staff and clients/patients.

Learning Objectives — At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Name strategies to build and formalize partnerships between community health centers, community outreach programs and community-based DV programs.
  2. Identify an online toolkit that includes a sample MOU tool to help formalize partnerships between health centers, community outreach programs and DV advocacy programs.
  3. Name the supportive services offered by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Stronghearts Helpline, and other local DV advocacy programs, more generally.

Learn more: Futures Without Violence, Farmworker Justice, and Lideres Campesinas – a network of farmworker women leaders based in California – are hosting a related national webinar, Domestic Violence and the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmworkers: A Conversation with Lideres Campesinas on Tuesday, June 8th (10am-11am PST/11am-12pm Mountain/12pm-1pm Central/1p-2p Eastern). This is an opportunity to learn more about the learning collaborative and the featured topics.  Register here.

Type: Learning Collaborative

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