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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Michael Ash, LCSW and Associates joins with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) during October.

Take A Stand is a call to action meant to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and throughout the year.  By taking a stand we intend to remind the nation that there are still countless people–victims and survivors, their children and families, their friends and family, their communities–impacted by domestic violence.  We, all of us, should not stop until society has zero tolerance for domestic violence and until all victims and survivors can be heard.

If you are would like further information on how to bring awareness to DVAM please click here – https://ncadv.org/ 

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, NCADV is introducing a similar concept focused on domestic abuse. This movement will help debunk common myths about domestic violence, as well as pressure the criminal and legal systems to make things easier for victims and survivors. In an effort to destigmatize domestic violence, and as a reflection of our mission to amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors, we have implemented the #SurvivorSpeaks hashtag.

Domestic Violence Facts

#MeToo shows us that cultural and social change is obtainable when the conversation is made accessible to all who are affected by sexual violence. Our hope is that #SurvivorSpeaks will empower survivors to come forward with strength and share stories that need to be told bringing awareness to this issue that impacts millions of women. Because when a #SurvivorSpeaks, it’s powerful. You can play an important role in raising awareness about domestic violence and showing your support for victims and survivors. Taking action with NCADV on social media gives you a chance to have a voice in the conversation about domestic violence.