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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

"Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children."

Domestic Violence happens on a daily basis,Many of domestic violence incidents go unreported. There are ways to protect yourself as well as other victims. It is important to raise awareness on this subject matter by being an advocate, speaking up, providing informationa and providing resources that can enlighten and help others.

There are several types of abuse which include the following:

Emotioanl/Verbal Abuse
Physical Abuse
Mental Abuse
Financial Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Digital Abuse

Some of you may or may not be aware of the types listed above it's good to be informed. I will provide a list of websites and great resources that will contain content/information regarding Domestic Violence.

  1. www.safehorizon.org
  2. www.loveisrespect.org
  3. No More nomore.org
  4. Office on Violence Against Women www.justice.gov/ovw







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