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Project SAFE

Research shows that abuse escalates when women are pregnant. That is why the Coalition has funded the creation of a family violence screening program for all pregnant women under the care of The Ohio State University’s OB-GYN Clinic. During a 12-month period, over 580 patients were screened and 25 victims identified through Project SAFE. Not only are victims referred to appropriate sources of help, the program also educates staff, students and other health care professionals about family violence.

Project SAFE Replication
The Coalition will begin training physicians, nurses and social workers from all area hospitals and City of Columbus health center OB-GYN clinics on domestic abuse screening.

Project SAFE Recognition
Project SAFE has been selected as a national best practice model that was presented at the 2002 National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, September 26-28, in Atlanta.

View our Project SAFE screening tools. The Coalition strongly suggests that the screenings be implemented as part of a full program with trained staff. Please contact us for more details.

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For more information on the Health Care task force or any of its initiatives, write to us.

Personalized Safety Plans
Download a PDF version of our 7-step personalized safety plan to enhance the safety of yourself and your family.

Resource Display Cards
If you are an employer, medical professional, attorney, law enforcement official, member of a social service agency, or a religious leader in Central Ohio, you can order the wallet-sized cards. Limited quantities available. Anyone can download a PDF version.

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