February 7, 2020

For Us, By Us: (Un)Complicating the Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Shandra Witherspoon, Director of Coordinated Community Responses; Olivia Montgomery, Training and TA Coordinator for Inclusion & Equity; and Jayvon Howard, Engaging Men Coordinator -- OAESV
Many of us are grappling with complex emotions this week as we honor the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant. We are recognizing that there is the celebration of a man, a man who was influential and inspired positivity across communities and across generations. When faced with death, we often begin ...
January 27, 2020

Emotions, Healing, and the Complicated Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Rosa Beltré  (she/her/hers), Executive Director of OAESV
Today, as most of us are struggling to show up and do our work with excellence, to be present and intentional, or simply find words to describe how we are feeling, I want to remind you that many of those that you will be working with today and for the remainder of this month, may also be ...
January 8, 2020

Our New Staff and Board Members -- January 2020

Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Board Members Carolyn Butler Carolyn received a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Media Management from Miami University. She is the Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Donatos Pizza, and has spent her career in restaurant marketing with Cameron ...
November 13, 2019

Eliminating the Statute of Limitations in Ohio: The Right Thing to do for Ohio Survivors in 2019

Note: An earlier version of this post appeared on our blog in 2015. On November 13, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on Senate Bill 162: Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape; Spousal Exceptions, sponsored by Senators Nickie Antonio and Sean O’Brien. There ...
October 11, 2019

For #SelfCareSunday, Try This Self-Esteem Journal

It's #SelfCareSunday, and we invite you to fill out this Self-Esteem Journal. This one-week journal from TherapistAid.com gives you a way to remind yourself, with intention, about the things you love in life!  
July 24, 2019

Making Mental Wellness More Than a Trend

By Jill Dodel, OAESV Resource & Communications Intern
Self-care. A word that has recently become popularized and used in everything from advertisements to book titles. However, to those who work to serve communities and their needs, self-care is imperative to both you and your communities’ health and happiness. Self-care is not just a bubble ...