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Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) Education Campaign

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $400,000)

Utilizing the Byrne Discretionary Grant Program funding, OhioHealth’s Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) will target primary and secondary audiences ages 18-24 in Franklin County and statewide. SARNCO aims to conduct an educational campaign titled Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) Education Campaign and aims to reconnect with sexual assault survivors and community members SARNCO serves. The Education Campaign will develop and launch a robust outreach campaign to educate and inform about the sexual violence crisis hotline and OhioHealth’s rape crisis center. To do so, a grassroots marketing campaign will create awareness to the free confidential vital programs and services offered, by elevating the SARNCO awareness; positioning the helpline as a 24/7 touchpoint in central Ohio and statewide; and distributing a digital toolkit of resources to targeted partners and advocates.  SARNCO will provide benchmarked education about neurobiology of sexual violence, trauma-informed coordinated community responses and anti-oppression strategies. SARNCO’s plan will include opportunities for community engagement through outreach and comprehensive training to those anyone who knows, works with, and serves survivors of sexual violence. Specifically, high risk groups such as culturally specific communities and rural counties, will ensure appropriate and sensitive care is provided and ideally increase numbers of survivors who access services and stay engaged in the system.

Date Created: August 10, 2023