Domestic Violence and the Child Advocacy Center

October 1st, 2011

10-1-11Being back in Cleveland, Ohio, to pick up Bogart so he can rejoin The Kindness Bus Tour, I just could not come to my former home town and not visit with those who work to help those in need in this town. I am so glad I did.
Tim Boehlein was my contact person and he and I  had arranged for our meeting in advance. CEO, Linda Dooley Johanek took time out of her busy workload to spend time with us before our meeting. Tim is highly passionate about his work in this field and has spent over 20 years working in various capacities. He is currently working in education, visiting middle schools and high schools talking with students about safe dating. Tim and I  talked in detail about The Tina Project, The parents of Tina Croucher were instrumental in getting House Bill 19 passed in the Ohio legislature. This bill mandates that school districts must include dating violence prevention education in health curriculum in grades 7 through 12. This program has begun in northeast Ohio and will be statewide in the near future. Tim knows that having a program like this will go a very long way in educating those who are reaching dating age. It is bound to have a huge impact.

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