The Connected Parents, Connected Kids Safety Card is a universal education tool that health care and community-based providers can distribute as part of universal education with families to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), relationships (healthy and unhealthy), and resilience. This recently updated (2022) resource is appropriate for a variety of settings, including pediatrics, reproductive health, home visitation and other early childhood professionals.
The safety card offers supportive messages and strategies for positive parenting to prevent intergenerational transmission of ACEs to help families thrive and heal. It also includes safety resources and warmlines for parents and other caregivers.
The 5-panel double-sided tool folds up to the size of a business card (3.5” x 2). This resource is available in English and Spanish in Hard Copy and PDF.
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.