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About Us

Welcome to Promising Futures where we envision a world free of violence, where all children and families have everything they need to thrive.

We partner with communities to improve responses to family violence.

Whether you are just starting to explore how your program, community or state could improve responses to domestic violence for parent and child survivors, or you have been delivering trauma informed, culturally relevant and evidence based services for all family members for years, this website has the latest strategies, resources and tools that can support your program development, implementation and ability to share your actionable insights and impact with the field. The website is organized into three major categories – Designing & Innovating Solutions; Strategies for Healing & Strengthening Families; and Policy Changes to Help Families Thrive.

We envisioned this website as an evolving resource for programs, communities and states – so please share with us all of the innovative work and tools you have developed so that we can continue to highlight the work of the field. This website is for you, so please let us know how we can support and advance your practice. Given programs are constantly facing funding cuts and are under pressure to demonstrate positive outcomes,  it is essential that we are strategic about prioritizing effective interventions that are trauma informed, developmentally and culturally relevant, and strengthen the parent-child relationship. Furthermore, as a field, we are at a pivotal moment in our movement history where we need to consider how partnering with researchers and documenting our successes can assist in  advancing the field and securing essential resources.


Promising Futures National Capacity Building Center

Promising Futures National Capacity Building Center, a project of Futures Without Violence.  Funded under FVPSA in 2016 and again in 2021, Promising Futures provides free technical assistance and support to the network of domestic violence state coalitions, local community-based programs, and other child serving systems on enhancing services for families impacted by domestic violence. Promising Futures helps to build organizational structures and services that prioritize child well-being, opportunities for healing, building resilience, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence.  Promising Futures is the primary technical assistance provider to the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their Children (SSAPC) grantees as well as the field through:

  • Facilitating a learning community

  • Technical assistance and training

  • Developing new resources and tools for the field

  • Growing the research within evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally relevant practices for children and youth and their parents in domestic violence programs

  • Supporting best practices in evaluation and documenting lessons learned.

Promising Futures partners with some amazing organizations to collectively achieve our goals and outcomes including: Collective Capacity Consulting, Latinos United for Peace and Equity, Frontline Solutions, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center.



In 2016 and again in 2020, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) awarded FVPSA grants under the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Children (SSAPC) program to capacity building projects to serve as leaders for expanding a broader network for support, developing evidence-based interventions for children, youth and parents exposed to domestic violence, and building national implementation strategies that will lead to local improvements in domestic violence programs and community-based interventions.

For more information about Promising Futures, or to request technical assistance or training, contact Leiana Kinnicutt at

Futures Without Violence would like to thank the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their generous support in addition to the many contributors to this website.

The development of this website was supported by Grant Number 90EV0401, 90EV0532, and 90EV0524 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Neither the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided.