The Health Policy Institute of Ohio and its partners in the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project, under the leadership of Kenneth Steinman of The Ohio State University College of Public Health, have released profiles of family violence in all 88 counties in Ohio.
Links to all 88 profiles can be found at: http://www.hpio.net/OFVPP_CountyProfiles.html
To coincide with the release, HPIO is hosting five regional forums throughout the state. Each forum will present data on child abuse/neglect, intimate partner violence and elder abuse/neglect and provide training to those interested in using the information to build support for prevention. The events are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 9 in West Chester, April 12 in Columbus, April 16 in Nelsonville, April 19 in Toledo and April 23 in Akron (the forum are free, but registration is required; see www.hpio.net for more details about the forums and specific locations).
“Family violence is a compelling issue because it is common, consequential, and yet preventable,” said Steinman, noting that the most striking findings from the county profiles are that family violence is much more common than many believe, it has a tremendous negative impact on families affected by it and there are proven prevention methods that can be adopted at the local level.