You have the ability to make your community a safer place for men, women and families. Help spread awareness that domestic violence is never acceptable.
For DVAM Challenge 12, print this handout of domestic violence statistics and post it wherever you think it may help someone.
In honor of DVAM, we have teamed up with Verizon for the Journey of Hope- a cross-country bus tour which will help raise awareness of domestic violence and provide resources to those affected by it.
This week’s theme is “Take a Stand!” To inspire you to make a commitment to ending violence, here are some ideas from organizations, companies and communities participating in DVAM.
In honor of your DVAM contributions, we want to spotlight a few of the meaningful conversations that we have had.
Understand your importance as a friend. What you say and do can really make a difference in someone’s story. If a loved one confides in you that they are experiencing abuse, believe them and be there for them.
Watching someone you love experience domestic violence can be very disheartening. If the person you care for is not reacting the way that you want them to — for example, leaving the situation – it’s easy to become frustrated.
Helping a friend or family member who is in an abusive relationship can be challenging. If you have noticed that your loved one’s relationship is unhealthy, remember that they need your support.
This week during DVAM we will be focusing on the role that the support system plays for a survivor or victim of domestic violence.
Over 500 people shared our photo from Challenge Four on Facebook! The DVAM Challenge is off to a great start.