Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment Healing Coalition
of  Northwest Ohi
o
MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment Healing Coalition
(SA PATH) of NWO is to work to eliminate all forms of child sexual abuse and sexual
violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors and co-survivors in
northwest Ohio.
                 PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose of the Coalition is not only to meet the needs of victims, survivors and co-
survivors but to also address the issues of:

  • A well coordinated community response to child sexual abuse and sexual
    assault survivors

  • Eradication, prevention, awareness, treatment, ongoing healing and education

  • Supporting the work of those attending to victims, survivors, co-survivors, and  
    perpetrators

  • Increasing communications among those attending to the needs of victims,
    survivors, perpetrators and co-survivors

  • Providing training opportunities for those providing assistance to victims,
    survivors, perpetrators and co-survivors

  • Addressing the societal norms that permit child sexual abuse and sexual
    violence to exist
The Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Treatment Healing (SA PATH)
Coalition of NWO was formulated in December 2009 following 3
Community
Forums
(video here) hosted by Nirvana Now! in October, November and
December of that same year.  It was at the December  Community Forum,
under the guidance of Executive Business Coach Heather Bradley, of the

Flourishing
Company, that those in attendance determined a formal
organization should be developed totally dedicated to ending all forms of
sexual abuse/violence in NWO. The Mission and Purpose of SA PATH was
established.

Membership in SA PATH is free and open to any
organization or individual
interested in working toward the eradication of all forms of sexual violence,
assuring ongoing assistance is available for child and adult survivors and
co-survivors, and offering of educational and supportive opportunities are
available to those who work in the field is provided.  

There are a variety of
 Creativity Circles that address the focus of the
Coalition where ongoing input is needed. They include Legal, Media,
Technology, Resource Guide, First Responder Protocol,  Treatment &
Ongoing Healing, Prevention & Awareness, and Administration. The efforts
of the Creativity Circles is driven by the definition of Creativity:

To Cause Into Being That (which is) Not Made By Ordinary Processes.          
Something Unique That Would Not Normally Evolve.
PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY
CeCe addressing Lucas County
Commissioners following their
unanimous decision to declare April,
2010 as Sexual Assault Awareness
Month in Lucas County.
SA PATH display table at Toledo
Take Back The Night 2011
CeCe and Coalition member, Linda Connolly
receiving Toledo City Council 2011
Proclamation proclaiming April as Sexual
Assault Awareness Month from
Councilwoman Paula Hicks. Sponsor of
proclamation was Councilwoman Linda Webb.
SA PATH Prevention/Awareness Billboards

Sponsors:  Lucas County Child Abuse Task Force
       Yell & Tell: Stop Child Abuse Now!

Your organization, family, or business can sponsors
your own billboard today.
CeCe receiving 2010 Toledo City Council
Proclamation of April as Sexual Assault
Awareness Month from Mayor Bell and
Council President Edna Brown.

Also present were Coalition members
Deb Stoll, YWCA Hope Center and Sandi
Nugent, Family and Child Abuse
Prevention Cente
r, K.LaVerne Redden,
Kelly Norwood
Proclamation received from
Commissioners Pete Gerkin, Ben
Konop and Tina Skelton Wozniak
City Council Docket