• Intersecting Pandemics: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence, COVID-19, and Wage and Worker Supports Equity in Ohio


Prevention in the Face of a Pandemic Webinar Series

Intersecting Pandemics: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence, COVID-19, and Wage and Worker Supports Equity in Ohio

MAY 27, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline for registration is May 26

1.25 CE Credits

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P2 and chemical dependency counselors in domain C2.

This session will provide participants with newly created resources and access to a Dashboard of Community Level Indicators, an Environmental Scan and additional products that describe the social determinants of health and risk/protective factors related to intimate partner violence and its prevention. The Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Ohio workers as well how Ohioan’s make their livings will be discussed. Participants will learn about how the shift from manufacturing to service jobs has impacted wages and how unemployment figures do not account for pervasive poverty experienced by over 20% of Ohio’s children. These economic shifts, along with other factors interplay to create communities at risk for intimate partner and other forms of violence perpetration. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Participants will identify at least 3 community/societal level indicators that are associated with intimate partner violence and its prevention.
  2. Participants will access at least 2 newly created resources that can support their advocacy for prevention of intimate partner violence which includes dating and sexual violence.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss at least 2 ways that those who are most marginalized in Ohio are differently impacted by social determinants of health and are at increased risk for intimate partner violence perpetration in their communities.


  • 11:00am – About ODVN, its role as a domestic violence coalition, its prevention work, and context for Economic Justice as Primary Prevention
  • 11:10am – Show and Tell: State Rankings: Indicators Associated with Intimate Partner / Domestic Violence
  • 11:30am – Small group discussion
  • 11:35am – Tell and Show: Intersecting Pandemics
  • 11:55am – Q&A
  • 12:00pm – The impact of COVID-19 and wage inequity on those most marginalized
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by:

Rebecca Cline, LISW-S, ACSW

Director of Prevention Programs at Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Rebecca Cline, LISW-S, ACSW is the 2014 Ohio Chapter NASW Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Prevention Programs Director for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN). She is directly accountable for the DELTA FOCUS* Project, a local, statewide and national primary prevention of intimate partner violence initiative funded by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Ms. Cline oversees the activities of ODVN’s Prevention Team and provides training and technical assistance about domestic and family violence prevention to Ohio communities. Cline’s background includes domestic violence shelter work, domestic violence related healthcare training and community education, community organizing and coalition building. She is a skilled facilitator, collaborator, and leader. Ms. Cline is past President of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is a former member of the NASW’s National Board of Directors.

Sandra Ortega, Ph.D.

Sandra Ortega Consulting

Dr. Sandra Ortega has worked side by side with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s Prevention Team since 2007 as an Empowerment Evaluator. In her role, she has provided a critical friend lens of all aspects of ODVN’s prevention program, created tools for measuring outcomes and program effectiveness, as well as assisted with using evaluation data for program improvement.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Register For 5/27 Training Here

Deadline for registration is May 26

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068