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Domestic Violence

ACTION OHIO Coalition for Battered Women

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Intimate Partner Violence web page

Ohio Legal Aid is comprised of nine legal aid organizations that give voice to in-need Ohioans by providing high quality legal help and problem solving throughout Ohio’s 88 counties.

Futures without Violence For more than 30 years, has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children in the US and around the world.
    
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 
advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence free life; fosters changes in our economic, social and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise and best practices to community programs.   Web site has Ohio shelter listing by county.

The Ohio Domestic Violence Protocol for Health Care Providers: Standards of Care (2012) The Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s DV protocol provides standards of care for health care providers and agencies to address the needs of patients seeking health care who are victims of domestic violence.

The IPV Prevention Council represents a unified national effort committed to enhancing the capacity of state/territory domestic violence coalitions and community-based domestic violence programs to advance a comprehensive national prevention agenda and broaden support for its full implementation at the national, state, territory and local levels.  

National Domestic Violence HotlineWe answer the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse.  24/7 confidential support 1-800-799-7233

 

General

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
    
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Violence Prevention - Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives. CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.

 

Sexual Violence

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Sexual Violence web page

 
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) 
The NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence As Ohio's statewide coalition, OAESV advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.  Web site has Ohio rape crisis centers listed by county and prevention resources.

Ohio - Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Helpline 614-294-7867 or 1-866-862-7286
    
Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline 24/7 confidential, statewide helpline.  1-844-OHIO-HELP or 1-844-644-6435 

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and home to the U.S. hotline.  24/7 confidential support 1-800-656-4673
    
RAINN Online Hotline - RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and home to the U.S. hotline.  24/7 confidential support

Male Survivor has been a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the U.S. and around the globe. We are a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them.

Darkness to Light is a U.S. organization committed to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. 

 

Human Trafficking

Governor John R. Kasich Task Force Recommendations Press release with link to full report.  June 27, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Human Trafficking Commission  includes annual report and publications.

Ohio Department of Education Human Trafficking Information for Teachers, Parents and Students 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Online Awareness Training  Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and the first step to combating it is to identify victims so they can be rescued and help bring their perpetrators to justice. The Blue Campaign has developed awareness and training materials to help increase awareness and educate on the indicators of human trafficking  

American Public Health Association A link to Policy Number 201516:  Expanding and Coordinating Human Trafficking-Related Public Health Research, Evaluation, Education, and Prevention.  

Polaris Project - National Human Trafficking Organization.  Website has statistics, hotline information and educational materials.  24/7 confidential hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text "BeFree" 233733.

Central Ohio Rescue and Restore 
The mission of the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC) is to provide a collaborative community response to human trafficking in central Ohio through education, services, advocacy, and prosecution.  CORRC coordinates statewide efforts.  

U.S. Department of Homeland Security:  Blue Campaign tool kit.  The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

 

Colleges and Universities

Ohio Department of Higher Education: Changing Campus CultureThrough the 2015 State budget, the Ohio Department of Higher Education was charged with developing model best practices for preventing and responding to campus sexual assault.

U.S. Department of Education - Dear Collegue Letter April 4, 2011 Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan presented guidelines on legal obligations in addressing sexual violence in school and on campus. 

Not Alone - Together Against Sexual Assault NotAlone was launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.  The Task Force was established on Jan. 22, 2014.  The page includes information for students, schools and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault.  

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Act Cleary Center has worked with campus educators and legislators to prevent violence and victimization. 

 

Military Personnel, Reservist and Veterans

DOD Safe Helpline COD Safe Helpline  877-995-5247 - As part of the ongoing effort by DoD to encourage Service Members to report sexual assault and access service, the SAFE Helpline was established.  Military personnel, Reservist and Veterans can access this number anywhere in the world.

Ohio National Guard State Sexual Assault Response 614-296-5401 or 614-336-4304 (Ohio's State Sexual Assault Hotline 844-OHIO-HELP)

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 937-257-SARC (7272)

Ohio Vet Center All Ohio sites provide assessment and referral for sexual trauma counseling.  On-site counseling is available at selected Vet Centers across the country.   

 

Men Engaged in Ending Violence

Ohio’s New Playbook: Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers as a train-the-trainer model, The New Playbook: Standing Strong to Promote Non- Violence, is a 2-day skill building workshop that will provide participants the opportunity to strengthen skills to learn how to effectively challenge attitudes and behaviors that support multiple forms of violence.  The curriculum is currently being reviewed by CDC. 

Ohio Men’s Action Network: The Ohio Men’s Action Network (OHMAN) is a network of men and women, as individuals and as representatives of local and state organizations, working to engage men and boys in efforts to prevent sexual violence; sexual exploitation; domestic, intimate partner, family and relationship violence and to promote equitable, non-violent relationships and a culture free of oppression.

A Call to Men (Tony Porter) a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls. 

Coaching Boys into Men (Futures without Violence) Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is the only evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength.  

Rus Funk  is a consultant specializing in violence prevention, cultural competence and anti-oppression. He is a trainer and speaker throughout the US, Canada and South America. He serves on local, state, national and international boards and committees addressing domestic and sexual violence.  Rus has authored numerous publications including his most recent book Reaching Men: Strategies for Preventing Sexist Attitudes, Behaviors and Violence (2006, Jist Publications).

Jackson Katz is a scholar and activist on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.  He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) curriculum. 

Paul Kivel social justice educator, activist, and writer, has been an innovative leader in violence prevention for more than 45 years. He is an accomplished trainer and speaker on men’s issues, racism and diversity, challenges of youth, teen dating and family violence, raising boys to manhood, and the impact of class and power on daily life.  Author and co-author of Men’s Work, Young Men’s Work: Stopping the Violence and Building Community, and Boys will be men. 

Men Can Stop Rape To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.   Men of Strength Campaign and Curriculum. 

White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Since its inception in Toronto in 1991, The White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries around the world.

 

Youth Relationships

Ohio Department of Education Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Model Policy

Ohio Youth Led Network is a network of youth-led substance misuse prevention providers and youth across the state who are committed to the cornerstones of youth-led prevention, peer prevention, positive youth development, and community service.

Love is Respect:  National Teen Dating Violence Hotline:  1.866.331.9474 or text LOVEIS TO 22522 also has resources and information regarding teen dating violence.

Start Strong Building Healthy Relationships (Futures without Violence) innovative approach to prevention is rallying entire communities to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence in middle schools

That's Not Cool Campaign (Futures without Violence) partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring education and organizing tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse. 

Thinkb4YouSpeak (GLSEN) campaign aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce and prevent the use of anti-LGBT language to create a more positive environment for LGBT teens. The campaign also aims to reach adults, including school personnel and parents; their support of this message is crucial to the success of efforts to change behavior.

Stop Bullying.gov:  National organization to help adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior.  Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.   Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

Net Cetera: Stand Up to Cyberbullying (Federal Trade Commission) Video series regarding cyberbullying and talking to youth about internet safety. 

Green Dot (Alter istic): primary prevention strategies that engage people across the human lifespan to address violence with developmentally appropriate, skills-based and research informed approaches.  Bystander program.

 

Publications

Ohio:

A Report on the Evaluation of the Ohio Protocol For Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Exams

Citation: Moseley, J.; Sanders, A.; Malchus, B,; Seltzer, D.; Williard-Gibler, S.; & Hersh, J. (2002). A Report on the Evaluation of the Ohio Protocol For Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Exams. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Department of Health.

A Safer Campus: A Guidebook for Prevention and Response to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking for Ohio Campuses (Second Edition)

Citation: Osmer, S (Ed.). (2015) A Safer Campus: A Guidebook for Prevention and Response to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking for Ohio Campuses (Second Edition).  Ohio Department of Higher Education. 

Healthy Attitude Focus Group Final Report

Citation: Strategic Research Group (Oct 2008). Healthy Attitudes Focus Group Final Report. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Crime Victim Rights: Helping crime victims rebuild their lives formerly known as Picking up the Pieces.

Citation:  Office of the Ohio Attorney General Ohio Crime Victim Rights: Helping crime victims rebuild their lives (April 2017).  Ohio Crime Victim Rights: Helping crime victims rebuild their lives. Columbus, Ohio: Office of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Pathways in Prevention: A Roadmap for Change, Ohio’s Plan for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention. Executive Summary. 

Citation: Seltzer, D., Cline, R. & Ortega, S. (July 2009). Pathways in Prevention: A Roadmap for Change, Ohio’s Plan for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention. Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Domestic Violence Network. 

Rape in Ohio: A Report to the State

Citation: K. J. Ruggiero & D. G. Kilpatrick (2003). Rape in Ohio: A Report to the State.  Charleston, SC: National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, Medical University of South Caroline. 


 

National:

A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical and Forensic Examination, Second Edition (US Department of Justice, 2013)

Citation: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (April 2013). National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical and Forensic Examination, Second Edition.  Washington, DC.: U.S. Department of Justice.

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence. CDC (2014)

Citation: N Wilkins, N., Tsao, B., Hertz, M., Davis, R., Klevens, J. (2014). Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute.

Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance

Citation: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance () Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence. Richmond, VA: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance.

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices CDC (2017)

Citation: Niolon, P. H.; Kearns, M.; Dills, J.; Rambo, K.; Irving, S.; Armstead, T. & Gilbert, L. (2017). Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sexual Violence Prevention Beginning the Dialogue, CDC (2004)

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004). Sexual violence prevention: beginning the dialogue. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence (2008)

Citation: American College Health Association (2008). Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence. Linthicum, MD: American College Health Association.

STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence CDC (2016)

Citation: Basile, K.C.; DeGue, S.; Jones, K.; Freire, K., Dills; J., Smith S.G. & Raiford, J.L. (2016). STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide, CDC (Sept. 2010)

Citation: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2010).  Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Sexual Violence and The Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution, The Prevention Institute (2006)

Citation: Davis, R.; Fujie Parks, L, & Cohen, L. (2006). Sexual Violence and The Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution. Harrisburg, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Veto Violence, CDC - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  Web based training programming.

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Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ Information Packet National Sexual Violence Resource Center (Sept. 2012): An Informational Package from NSVRC and PCAR.  Packet provides resources focusing on serving, engaging and collaborating with individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning.

Citation: National Sexual Violence Resource Center (Sept. 2012). Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ Information Packet. Harrisburg, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist Core Competencies (2015)– Safe States Alliance

Citation: Bagnato, N.; Malchus, B.; Read, D. and Seltzer, D. (2015). National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist Core Competencies.  Atlanta, GA: Safe States Alliance. 

 

Updated 10/3/2018