COCA 2021-2022 Annual Report Available Now
This past year, the Council on Child Abuse (COCA) continued to respond to the evolving needs of educators, parents and students related to the delivery of our presentations. We were able to reach over 19,000 students through our programming.
The Council on Child Abuse
The Council on Child Abuse (COCA) provides educational and public awareness programs to prevent and stop abuse and bullying where children live, learn and play.
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Our programs focuses on a variety of child abuse and bully prevention programs while also supporting area schools’ ability to comply with Ohio House Bill 19.
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What We Do
Our School-Based Personal Safety program focuses on a variety of child abuse and bully prevention programs while also supporting area schools’ ability to comply with Ohio House Bill 19. Students learn abuse prevention and personal safety strategies and have opportunities to disclose current or previous abuse, bullying and related problems. We also help schools develop policies related to child abuse and bullying and provide consultation services upon request. To date, over 300,000 children have been served, more than 5,000 school personnel have been trained and over 4,500 parents have attended workshops to learn about their role and responsibilities in preventing abusive behaviors.