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Downloadable Resources

Helping you through. Below are free downloadable resources available to all. CHATS: Head Injury Identification and Accommodation Tool Head Injury Education Card: Has Your Head Been Hurt? Invisible Injuries Booklet: When Your Head is Hurt Trauma-Informed Approaches:...

COVID-19 Resources

ODVN is committed to providing Ohio domestic violence programs with up-to-date, ongoing and comprehensive resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Self-Care Corner

Certainly taking the time to take care of yourself is easier said than done. Making self-care a priority not only keeps you in this movement but also makes you a better advocate.

Publications

Self-Help Legal Manuals for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking (2016): Self-Help Legal Manual (PDF) Self-Help Legal Manual for Incarcerated Survivors (PDF) Guidance for Survivors of Domestic Violence: Love Shouldn't Hurt Ohio Model Protocol...

What is Abuse?

Domestic abuse is when your partner uses a pattern of coercive and assaultive behaviors to obtain power and control over you. The American Heritage Dictionary defines coercion as “to force to act or think in a certain way by use of pressure, threats, or intimidation or to compel; to dominate, restrain, or control forcibly; and to bring about by force or threat.”

Legal Resources

Legal Resources

Domestic Violence and Law Self-Help Legal Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking We are pleased to release two new Self Help Legal Manuals created by ODVN and the Ohio Poverty Law Center, with partners from the private bar and the...

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Children and Teens

Children and Teens

Trauma is said to be a mind, body experience. Consequently, very often child and teen victims of domestic violence scan their environments for what might happen next because of the patterns and tactics the person who batterers chooses. Children and teens are surviving and are on high alert. Too often, this critical information is not talked about resulting in children and teens behaviors (responses) being misunderstood.

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Assessing Your Risk

Assessing Your Risk

Being in a relationship with an abusive individual can involve many different risks to your well being. Survivors of domestic violence often benefit from calling their local domestic violence program’s hotline to have a conversation about their individual, unique situations.

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