COALITION MERGER ANNOUNCEMENT: In April 2011, Nationwide Children�s Hospital Board of Directors Chair Abigail Wexner announced the merger of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy (CCFA) at Nationwide Children�s with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence (CCAFV). The combined new organization was called The Family Violence Coalition at Nationwide Children�s, formed to bring together the strengths of two well-established programs, both combating the impact of family violence.
After thoughtful consideration and feedback from patients, families and staff, it was decided that The Center for Family Safety and Healing better reflects the work of the organization and will help raise community awareness and change attitudes about child abuse and family violence. Read
more about the merger.
PROJECT S.A.F.E. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SYMPOSIUM: Join us for the Project S.A.F.E. domestic violence symposium on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. This year's theme is Working Together to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence, Stalking and Sexual Assault. Learn about the challenges that await when a victim enters the medical or legal system and how advocates can help. Contact hours will be available for nurses and social workers.
To register or learn more, download this year's symposium brochure. If you have additional questions, please contact Jeri Wallace at 614-293-6245 or via email at [email protected]. We hope to see you there!
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: Throughout April, visit the Coalition's Facebook page to get resources, information and updates on both of these very important issues.
NO WOMAN, NO CRY: The College of Public Health and the Wexner Center for the Arts will be presenting a screening of "No Woman, No Cry," a documentary about the risks of giving birth without adequate care, on April 13. The film is directed by model and maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns. The college will be offering this event at no charge to the public. Click here to learn more.
JUVENILE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RULE: On February 17, 2011 the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a rule adopting forms for adjudication of juvenile domestic violence cases and certain other cases. Read more about the Supreme Court announcement.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and CEO of Limited Brands, his wife Abigail, founder and board chair of the Coalition and the Limited Brands Foundation donated $100 million to The Ohio State University (OSU). Read more about the largest gift in OSU history.
TOUCHPOINTS: Read Volume 6 Issue 3 of the Coalition's quarterly publication, Touchpoints. Click here to join our mailing list and receive a copy.
EASTLAND MALL'S MAGICAL SEASON OF GIVING: If you are shopping at Eastland Mall from now until 12/24, bring your receipts into the Mall Office to help support the Coalition. Every receipt you turn in equals one entry form. Each entry form is a chance for you to win a $100 Eastland Mall Visa Rewards Card AND you can choose one of the participating organizations, such as the Coalition, to win a $1000 cash prize! Click to learn more.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (DVAM): This October is a time for communities to come together to generate greater public awareness about domestic violence, prevention strategies, and effective responses for victims. Visit our Facebook page to learn more and find DVAM events around the state.
- On October 1, 2010, President Obama issued a proclamation to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read the proclamation.
Governor Ted Strickland has declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Ohio. Read the proclamation.
TOUCHPOINTS: Read Volume 6 Issue 2 of the Coalition's quarterly publication, Touchpoints. Click here to join our mailing list and receive a copy.
TOUCHPOINTS: Read the Coalition's quarterly publication called, Touchpoints. In this issue you will find articles and domestic violence information from all of our task forces: Business Community, Faith Community, Health Care, Legal System, Victim Services and Public Education. Click here to join our mailing list and receive a copy.
CENTER FOR CHILD AND FAMILY ADVOCACY: Read a letter from Yvette McGee Brown, former President of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy. Yvette is leaving the Center after eight years of service to accept Governor Ted Strickland’s offer to run for Ohio Lieutenant Governor in the 2010 election.
FEBRUARY IS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH: 2010 marks the first time Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention is a whole month rather than one week. Read more at Break the Cycle, an organization empowering youth to end domestic violence.
Find out what is going on in your area and how you can
educate yourself and others:
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
VIOLENCE IN TEEN RELATIONSHIPS GAINS GREATER ATTENTION: Read what the Columbus Dispatch wrote about the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and The Columbus Metropolitan Club.
TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND SAFETY: Learn more from the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse on tips and resources on how victims can stay safe while using technology and how abusers can use technology to further control and abuse.
COALITION ACTIVITES: Here’s where you’ll find updates on Coalition activities geared towards eliminating tolerance for family violence in Central Ohio. You can also see how family violence hurts everyone by visiting the Statistics page.
The Coalition is organized around several task forces and sponsors a public education campaign. For more information on our initiatives and our partners, click on the links below: