Futures Without Violence has a brand new resource, Beyond Halal And Haram: Muslims, Sex, And Relationships Safety Card. It’s available as a free download. “The goal of this safety card is to be both a survivor-centered resource and a useful conversation starter for health care providers, counselors, social workers, mentors, or other adults working with high-school and college-aged Muslim youth who are doing universal education around healthy relationships and assessing for violence. The card provides information on healthy relationships and sex, guidance, and resources for support, how to help a friend and cultural and religious factors that play into decision-making.”
Additionally, there is a corresponding webinar being held on August 17th at 1pm ET. From the registration:
There is a dearth of resources for American Muslims related to sex and relationships, and some American Muslims may encounter cultural barriers that prevent them from discussing these issues with family and community members. High levels of discrimination against Muslims and Islamophobia also propel the need for more understanding about how to provide trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive violence prevention services to this diverse community. Health centers and community-based settings play a crucial role in reaching high school and college-aged American Muslims with messages about healthy and unhealthy relationships. This webinar will describe an evidence-informed universal education intervention on relationships and its impact on health, which can be used in a variety of settings. This intervention features a new safety card specific to American Muslims, which contains information on healthy relationships and sex, guidance, and resources for support, how to help a friend and cultural and religious factors that play into decision-making. This card was developed as a collaboration between Futures Without Violence, HEART Women & Girls, and Advocates for Youth, with additional input from Muslim youth from diverse communities across the country.
Have you checked out the FHO store lately? You can find our newest research brief, Aging Bruises Based On Color, plus our original guide, Injury Following Consensual Sex. Both available now for electronic download.