October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Because this is a month to bring awareness and attention to domestic violence, I felt this was a great opportunity to educate everyone on what domestic violence is and what we can do to stop it.  I will be doing a six part series during the month of October.  The series will start off with defining domestic violence showing how to identify if you are in an abusive relationship and also how to detect when family members and friends are experiencing domestic violence in their homes.  This will be followed by domestic violence laws.  This will include domestic violence laws concerning assault, rape and protective orders.  The next post will talk about community steps towards prevention of domestic violence.

This will be followed by organizations that help domestic violence victims and how you can contact them.  The next post will be about recognizing domestic violence in the workplace and the last post for the month is about how you can help organizations that help domestic violence victims in your community.  Please make a point to do something to help any woman being abused that you know, especially this month.  You can give them information about shelters and organizations that will help.  You can also make donations to organizations in your community that help domestic violence victims, whether monetary or material things needed to run their facilities.  Remember, you are not just helping the lives of women but the lives of children as well.

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