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Family Violence Prevention Council

 

   Upcoming Events:  

April - Child Abuse Prevention Month- Activities for the Month:

April 5th - Young children activities at PAL Center- 10:00am Mother's & Babies 457 State St. Binghamton 

April 8th - WEAR BLUE DAY in Broome County to show your support for Healthy Happy Safe Children

April 19th - Learn how to protect your child from being sexually victimized!  Attend "Enough Abuse " Program at the Broome County Library              Exhibit Room  11:30-1:30. 

April 7,14,21,28 - 4 Thursdays in April Parents & Caregivers learn the 7 Skills of Positive Guidance & Discipline  5:00-7:00 pm at MacArthur School  1123 Vestal Ave. Binghamton,NY  (questions-call 762-8144)   

Look for Blue Pinwheel Gardens around Broome County                                                                    

 

May - Viewing of the documentary "PAPER TIGERS"  -stay tuned for date/location

May 20th- SAVE THE DATE - Child Sex Trafficking in Our Community - 9:00am - noon Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott   Speaker: Carl Boykin, Director of Human Trafficking Prevention at the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

 

June - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  (June 15) - check back for highlights in the month

 

 


 

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

2016 Council Members