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Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project

Family violence is a pattern of behavior (including neglect and exploitation, as well as physical, sexual and emotional abuse) that emerges over time and that occurs in the context of a trust relationship. The Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project (OFVPP) focused on three of the most common types: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and elder abuse. These are not the only important kinds of family violence – we chose to focus on them because of the lack of research on other types.

With funding support from The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, and administrative support from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the OFVPP compiles findings for the 2014 update and expansion of the 2010 Ohio Family Violence County Profiles and "The Scope of Family Violence in Ohio" report. Data are now available to show the prevalence of family violence at the county level.According to the report, “The Scope of Family Violence in Ohio,” each year in the Buckeye state:

  • Over 30,000 children (ages 0-17) are involved in a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect;
  • Over 32,000 teenage females (ages 15-19) experience physical dating violence;
  • Over 65,000 women (ages 18-64) are physically assaulted by an intimate partner; and
  • Over 105,000 seniors (60+ years old) are abused or neglected.

Data from the study along with published materials are available for free from our online dashboard and website. In spring 2015, OFVPP will hold up to 4 additional presentations across the state to train professionals how to use the data.

Access Ohio data on child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse for:

  • The Entire State of Ohio
  • All 88 Counties
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Boards (Multi-County)

Read more in "The Scope of Family Violence in Ohio: Sources and Methods" report.  Readers can use this document as a reference for looking up details regarding specific findings, instead of as a report to read from beginning to end. The introductory section provides useful information on how to understand and interpret the findings. 

Policy Briefs 

Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation by Family Members: Policy Considerations for Ohio (2015)

Domestic Violence Fatality Reviews in Ohio: Policy Considerations (2015)

Save the Date! OFVPP Data Trainings 

This year's Community Connections initiative kicks off in late April, with three regional Pre-Application Workshops, held in conjunction with data trainings on the OFVPP. In 2015, the Community Connections initiative will focus on prevention of family violence, including child abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, bullying, teen dating violence, and/or elder abuse prevention. Please join us at the following events:

Monday, April 20, in Miami County
Tuesday, April 21, in Clermont County
Thursday, April 23, in Guernsey County

For more information and to register, please visit this website and follow #FVOhio. 

2014 “Common, Consequential, Changeable: The Scope of Family Violence in Ohio” Conference

WHAT: A one-day conference, “Common, Consequential, Changeable: The Scope of Family Violence in Ohio”, will be held in conjunction with the release of the “The Scope of Family Violence in Ohio” report.
WHO: The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC)
WHERE: The Columbus Public Health Auditorium, 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
WHEN: December 5, 2014, 10:00am – 1:00pm


2010 Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project 

Click here to find information and outcomes from the 2010 Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project that began in 2007.