Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OCTOBER Is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH!!!


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During the month of October, we give special observation to the color PURPLE for the celebration, commemoration, and dedication to NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (NDVAM), or, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (DVAM)!!!

In 1981, the NATIONAL COALITION AGAIST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE conceived and held its first DAY Of UNITY which eventually evolved into October 1987 being observed as the first NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MOTH.


What is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

According to the DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS PROJECT (DVAP),:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.


According to the NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE (NDVH) 1.800.799.2233:

Does your INTIMATE PARTNER ever...

  • Insult, demean or embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Control what you do, who you talk to or where you go?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
  • Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?
If you answered YES to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. If YOU feel these questions have caused any RED FLAGS to fly,, do not hesitate call the NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 1.800.799.2233.
According to the YWCA - WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE 2018:

For the past 20 years, YWCA has observed the third week in October as WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE, which is this year is this week, Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19, 2018.

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. 

WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with the World YWCA. This year, we are focusing on ending gender-based violence. Gender-based violence recognizes a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. We invite you to join us from October 15 – 19 as we share information, elevate stories, talk with policymakers, and get out the vote with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.


-CCG


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OCTOBER Is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH!!! #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth was conceived by the #NationalCoalitionAgainstDomesticViolence with the intent to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. In 1981 #NCADV observed first #DayofUnity. First #DVAM was observed in October 1987. That same year marks the initiation of the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline. In 1989, the #USCongress passed #PublicLaw101112 designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Such legislation has passed every year since with NCADV providing key leadership in this effort. Day of Unity is celebrated the first Monday of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DayofUnity2018 was October 1). #NationalDomesticViolenceHotline: 800.799.7233 #OctoberisDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth2018 #DomesticViolenceAwareness #CrazyCoolGroovy #CCG #CCGalatoire
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