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Family Violence Prevention Council

 

 

    JUNE 15 2018 is WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

 

Upcoming Events sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention Council:

 

 " LGBTQ Family Violence Issues with Older Adults"

                 Wednesay June 13th, 2018 

                 Broome County Library

                 1:00-5:00 p.m. 

                  FREE 

                  Social Work Contact Hour Credits - $40.00

                   Click Here for Brochure 

 

 SHRED & MED a Senior Safety Event

   June 20th at SUNY Broome 

    8:30-noon

    at the Office for Aging Senior Picnic

    Bring your unwanted papers for shredding and your unwanted

    medications will be collected by the Broome County

    Office of the Sheriff!   

     FREE! 

 

  

The Broome County ENOUGH ABUSE campaign is part of a movement taking place in several states to put an end to the silent epidemic of sexual abuse of children.   The movement starts with a single word:  ENOUGH

The Family Violence Prevention Council in collaboration with Crime Victim's Assistance Center can provide a free training for parents, caregivers and/or professional to give them the  information they need to keep children safe from child sexual abuse. The goals of the training are to :

  • Educate: discusses behavior signs that suggest someone may pose a risk to a child.
  • Communicate: focuses on speaking to children about healthy body boundaries and respectful relationships.
  • Advocate: discusses ways to prevent child sexual abuse from happening at all and ways to support child victims & handle disclosures.

If you would like to schedule a training for your group or would like more information please call:    
723-3200 or visit www.cvac.us/enough-abuse-broome.html or Facebook.com/BinghamtonCVAC


BROOME COUNTY FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL

The mission of the Council is to provide leadership to the community in its effort to reduce the incidence and severity of all forms of family violence. A largely professional volunteer organization with ten working subcommittees, it has devoted numerous hours to a wide variety of activities that focus coordination, advocacy, and education on the prevention and treatment of abuse and neglect and the corollary systems issues.

History

The Family Violence Prevention Council was formerly the Broome County Child Abuse Council
which was formed in 1985 through a County Executive order.

Purpose
The purpose of the Family Violence Prevention Council is to provide a forum to address the incidence and effects of family violence in the community.

The Council shall strive to:

  • Prevent family violence, maltreatment and neglect in all its forms - child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse;
  • Protect the most vulnerable members of families and end family abuse where it has occurred;
  • Strengthen and support families and individuals to live lives free of family violence.

Mission
The Mission of the Family Violence Prevention Council shall be to reduce the incidence and severity of Family Violence in Broome County including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and elder abuse, by developing and implementing a comprehensive, coordinated community program for preventing, as well as identifying, assessing and treating all forms of Family Violence.

Vision
The range of supports and services for families and individuals affected by family violence will be improved as a result of the partnering of organizations and individuals within the forum of the Council.

Functions of the Council: Interagency Coordination, Program Development,Training of Professionals, Community Education &  Advocacy.

Professional Organizational Membership
Prevent Child Abuse New York

New York State Coalition on Elder Abuse

Current Family Violence Prevention Council Members:

       2018 Members List

         

 

Council Accomplishments