Family Violence Prevention Council

 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Here are ways that you can be involved!

  • Parents or Caregivers-Learn the 7 skills of Positive Guidance & Discipline - A Conscious Discipline© video series @ The Discovery Center on Morgan Road, Binghamton             Tuesdays:  April 7,14,21,28, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30
  • April 6th, 2015 - Join the Building Brighter Futures for Broome & the Family Violence Prevention Council in a "Stroller Walk" at the Oakdale Mall. Meeting place is at the Children's Play area at 10:00am.  Come dressed in blue which is the color of child abuse prevention and walk with us to show your support of healthy, happy children in our area!  The following participating agencies will be present:    Binghamton City School District PACT, Lourdes PACT, Broome County Health Department, Family Enrichment Network, Mother's & Babies Perinatal Network, UHS, Parent Technical Assistance Center, Early Childhood Direction Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension & Family Violence Prevention.
  • April 7th, 2015- Bring your young child to the PAL Center -457 State St. Binghamton for a birthday party to help celebrate the Family Violence Prevention Council's 30th anniversary. There will be cake, make your own hat and story time!
  • April 16th 2015 - Common Hour at SUNY Broome - Enough Abuse Campaign video
  • April 17th, 2015 is wear BLUE day in Broome County to show your support for child abuse prevention.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Information is available at the Broome County library all month and at the Children's Fair @SUNY Broome on April 18th!





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 or



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. 


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

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.

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.

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:

                    Council Accomplishments:


2015 Council Members






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