Written by Amy Smith. Posted in Prevention


Celebrate NO MORE Week! 
Attend this Webinar March 11th: 
This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available at the newly launched . Learn how local domestic violence programs and rape crisis centers can partner with employers to offer:
  • Online bystander intervention courses with certificate of completion
  • Video vignette trainings for both managers and employees
  • Onsite training materials (including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, facilitator's guide/script, and Quick Start guide)
  • And more!

Register Now:

Workplace Trainings Made Simple: New Bystander Intervention Tools for Trainers 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


Riding Tandem on the Pathway to Prevention, Ohio's experience collaboratively preventing intimate partner and sexual violence

The Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium (OSIP-VP) is proud to debut this unified concept paper entitled Riding Tandem on the Pathway Way to Prevention, Ohio's Experience Collaboratively Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence.  Written to document a 6 year journey from coalition building to achieving outcomes, Ohio's high level of collaboration is unique among domestic and sexual violence coalitions across the country.  We hope the ideas expressed herein help others consider the facilitators and challenges; Ultimately to help create similar processes across the country with the vision of a world free from intimate partner and sexual violence. 

 Connecting the Dots, Volume 3 is now available!

This issue of Connecting the Dots highlights the accomplishments of the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Consortium during year 2 of plan implementation. 

ODVN Prevention Team staff and empowerment evaluation contractors have put together a list of evidence based and promising practices for teen relationship violence prevention. The list does not include every curriculum available and also includes some supportive campaigns such as the CDC's Choose Respect campaign. Click here to download this guide.

Connecting the Dots: A Newsletter from ODVN's Prevention Team

  1. Click Here to view our newsletter about HB 19.
  2. For more information about HB 19 from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Click Here.

Here are some resources that may be of value to you and local stakeholders as you work toward implementing HB 19.

  1. Click Here for ODVN's Teen Relationship Violence: Resource Guide for Increasing Safety.
  2. Click Here to review ODVN Teen Relationship Violence Curriculum Comparison for an analysis of evidence based and promising practices related to specific teen dating violence prevention curriculums.
  3. Click Here for a teacher training resource ODVN and ODH have developed collaboratively.  If you would like to obtain the files in power point version please contact Rebecca Cline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  4. Click Here for Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence authored by our DELTA partners and colleagues at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.
  5. Click Here for a model prevention policy authored by the Start Strong Project a partnership between Futures Without Violence and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  6. Click Here for a model policy / guide to dating violence in Texas schools.
  7. Click Here for a model policy / guide for addressing teen dating violence, bullying, and sexual violence in Rhode Island schools. 


Pathways in Prevention: A Roadmap for Change 
Ohio's Plan for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

In 2006, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) co-convened a coalition of representatives of state level agencies, professional associations, local level prevention programs, allied professionals and key stakeholders. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium endeavored to create a strategic plan for the prevention of sexual (SV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Ohio. In 2007, five strategic directions were identified. They are:

1. Effective Youth SV and IPV Prevention Recommended Practices
2. Integrated Intra-State Collaboration
3. Leveraging Resources for Maximizing Sustainability
4. Integrated Strategic Evaluation and Data Collection
5. Empowered Local Communities

These strategic directions were arrived at by consensus with current needs and resources available in mind. Implementation of this Plan began in mid-2009 as resources, both financial and human of both convening organizations and our partners allow.  The Consortium is currently in it’s third year of implementation.

If you have Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 or newer, you can  Click Here to download an orientation to the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium .  Please Click Here to view a PDF version of this document.  This orientation was created to help new members better understand the mission, vision, and role of the Consortium and what it hopes to accomplish.

To see who has endorsed or provided a letter of support for Pathways in Prevention Click Here.

To download and read the entire plan Click Here. For a two-page summary of the goals and outcomes of the plan Click Here . To read the executive summary Click Here.

Please contact Debra Seltzer by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rebecca Cline by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information about the plan or , if as you read the plan you become inspired, excited, hopeful, and eager to participate in assisting with the implementation of any aspect of this great endeavor. Please email if you have questions. Thank you!