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File #: 0049X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2019 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To declare February 2019 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in the City of Columbus, and to thank the Center for Family Safety and Healing and other organizations for their services supporting the victims of dating violence.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To declare February 2019 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in the City of Columbus, and to thank the Center for Family Safety and Healing and other organizations for their services supporting the victims of dating violence.

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WHEREAS, Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner; moreover 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence - 1 in 3 young people in the U.S. are affected by dating violence, 1 in 5 have been slapped, pushed, hit, threatened, or coerced by a partner; as a result February has been designated as a month for advocates to join together in efforts to raise awareness regarding dating violence, highlighting promising practices, and encouraging communities to become more involved; and
WHEREAS, Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people of all backgrounds, age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education - Teen dating abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen and may be physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional in nature, and includes behavior that threatens, intimidates, harasses, controls, isolates or monitors another person - and while abuse often occurs as a pattern of controlling behavior, a single episode of abuse is a cause for concern; and
WHEREAS, The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH) was founded in 2011 as a merger between, the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, founded in 1998 and the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital which was founded in 2002; and
WHEREAS, TCFSH is committed to addressing family violence - its integrated, multidisciplinary team approach has created an organization that is powerful enough to help break the cycle of family violence - its success is the result of its collaboration with its partner...

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