October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)—a time to recommit to ending violence within our homes, our communities, our country and wherever in the world we can reach.
With an estimated four million victims a year, it’s a good bet that domestic violence–-and its devastating consequences to the women, men, children, relatives, friends and even co-workers of those involved–-will touch the life of every single American at some point in time. And, it’s not just a problem here in the US, domestic violence has been called a worldwide social epidemic! Though men are victims too, it is women who are its primary target and the statistics are grim.
Let’s raise our voices in remembrance of those who’ve died from this epidemic; reach out to those who are presently suffering abuse to tell them help IS out there, though it’s not an easy course to travel; and try to inform those youngsters who may be heading down the rocky road to abuse right now that there’s safer path to take and we WANT you to find that path.
Finally, let’s celebrate the resilience of those domestic violence survivors who are leading the way for us all.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month but every month should be! I’m going to post a tip a day for the whole month to make it more meaningful for you and perhaps provide assistance. Pass the tips along to everyone you know or are concerned about.