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Family Violence Prevention Council

THE BROOME COUNTY FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL

     MARKS ITS 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN 2015!

Upcoming Events:

August 25, 2015 - 5:30 pm

at Cornell Cooperative Extension

840 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY

Cost: $30.00

Training For Professionals in NYS who are mandated to report child abuse & neglect.

This training addresses how to recognize and report suspicions of child abuse & neglect and covers the

obligations of mandated reporters in New York State.

It meets the requirement for professionals in NYS who are mandated to report as part of their profession.

*The Family Violence Prevention Council is certified by NYS Education Department to provide this training in Broome County.

Call the Family Violence Prevention Council office to register - 778-2153

 

August 26,2015   11:30am - 1:30pm

at the Broome County Library

185 Court St. Binghamton - Exhibit Room

Cost: FREE

"Keeping Children Safe" - Enough Abuse

This free seminar will give parents, caregivers and professionals that work with children

the information they need to keep children safe from sexual abuse. 

  • Learn the behavior signs that suggest someone might ose a risk to a child
  • Get tips on how to communicate with children on healthy body boundaries
  • Learn about actions to prevent abuse and ways to support child victims & handle disclosures

Call the Family Violence Prevention Council office to register - 778-2153


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:

Council Accomplishments

2015 Council Members