Pathways in Prevention: A Roadmap for Change
Ohio's Plan for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Riding Tandem on Our Pathway to Prevention: Ohio's experience of working 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. It is anticipated that implementation of this Plan will begin in mid-2009 as resources, both financial and human, of both convening organizations and our partners allow.
Want to become a Consortium member? For an orientation to the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium and its work, CLICK HERE. This voice-over power point presentation will take about 15 minutes to review. The file is very large, will install in your temporary files on your hard-drive, so please click "allow" to view and hear the orientation.
To become a member of the Consortium, please enter your contact information here.
Please contact Debra Seltzer by email at Debra.Seltzer@odh.ohio.gov or Rebecca Cline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, also call if you have questions. Thank you!