Connected Parents, Connected Kids is a safety card designed for parents that health care providers can distribute as part of universal education. In addition to providing safety resources for women, this tool also functions as a prompt for health care providers to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact on parenting. The safety card offers supportive messages and strategies for positive parenting to prevent intergenerational transmission of ACEs. This 4-panel double sided tool folds up to the size of a business card (3.5” x 2″).
Like all of FUTURES’ safety cards, the purpose of this card is to be used by health care providers, health center staff, and advocates as a conversation starter with all patients/clients on the connections between health and relationships using the “CUES” approach to addressing intimate partner violence in health settings. Moving beyond the limits of disclosure-driven practice (eg. traditional screening for domestic violence), this approach ensures that all patients, not just those who are able to disclose violence, have access to information, resources, and support.
Accompanying video available on Futures Without Violence’s YouTube channel.