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Ohio Men’s Action Network is growing and becoming a unifying effort in Ohio to reach boys, young men, and men to prevent all forms of violence.

Upcoming Events

ODVN Press Conference and Croucher Family Award Ceremony

October 3, 2017 9:30am-11:00am

Ohio Statehouse Museum Gallery

Contact: ODVN
At: 800-934-9840


Presented as a skill building workshop, “The New Playbook” will provide participants the opportunity to increase knowledge and strengthen skills related to effectively challenging attitudes and behaviors that support multiple forms of violence.  This 2-day training addresses the following topics:

  • Team Building
  • Intersections of Oppression
  • Counter vs. Dominant Stories
  • Risk & Protective Factors
  • Connecting the Dots Among Multiple Forms of Violence
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Leadership Skill Building

The New Playbook: Standing Strong to Promote Non-Violence may be implemented on Ohio college or university campuses or in community based settings.  For more information take a look at the Campus Brochure or the Community Brochure.

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For more information on how to plan a Playbook workshop in your community, please complete the information below and contact the closest facilitator in your area.

Clark Echols, MDiv, LPC Cincinnati, OH Email
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Columbus, OH Email
OHMAN 1855 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH Website
Rhiannon Whalen - OneEighty Wooster, OH Email
Rico Rice - Rice Education Consulting Cincinnati, OH Email

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