Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

Domestic violence affects more than 12 million* people in the United States each year.

This issue cannot be ignored. To create change, we have to talk openly and acknowledge how domestic violence affects our communities, our families and our lives. We can’t just turn away. We have to See DV.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to shed more light on an issue that has claimed too many lives, and we’re inviting everyone get involved.

Join us this October to raise awareness of abuse, one story, one statement, one survivor at a time.

Because there is only one way to end domestic violence: together.

*CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 2010

Get Involved

Attend Our Webinar: Addressing Dating and Domestic Violence in the Digital Age
When it comes to dating and domestic violence, technology has many faces. On one hand, more and more college campuses are turning to online prevention programs to address issues related to student health and safety. On the other, technology continues to be a medium for harassment, stalking and abusive behaviors. Join The Hotline and Everfi for a free webinar on the evolving role that technology plays in preventing and responding to domestic violence on college campuses. To register for this event, please click here.

Date: Oct. 12, 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT

Watch Our Videos

“We are the Hotline”

Have you ever wondered about what it’s like to reach out to The Hotline or loveisrespect? What happens to people on the other end of the calls, chats and texts that our advocates answer. Our advocates will help give voice to the people we support by sharing their stories.

“Remember my name, remember my light”

Each October and for the last 30 years, our nation has honored the people who have lost their lives due to domestic violence during October, the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We will read names of those fallen and honor their memory.

“We Survived”

Let’s talk about it until we don’t have anything else to talk about: domestic violence. It can happen to anyone regardless of race, age or social status. It can happen to you or someone you love. Please share your story and join The Hotline as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Hear and #SeeDV stories about people like you from all walks of life and their experiences surviving domestic violence and dating abuse.

Wear Purple on Oct. 19

Show your support for domestic violence survivors and raise awareness by wearing purple on Oct. 19! Organizations and individuals around the country will be participating, including The Hotline. Go purple for DVAM and share your pictures on #PurpleThursday!

Join the Conversation 

Loveisrespect Instagram Live in Spanish! When Criticizing is Easier Than Being Understanding: Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Criticizing without understanding is a disservice to people suffering intimate partner violence and domestic abuse! Since no two relationships are the same, the reasons why people stay in abusive relationships can also be very varied. We’ll talk about conflictive emotions and economic, social and religious factors as we learn there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to relationships. We’ll #SeeDV in a different light–and in Spanish!

When: Oct. 11, 2017 (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. CT

Where: Instagram Live @loveisrespectofficial

Live Twitter Chat With NRCDV:

#MeaningfulCollaboration: Advancing Our Movement In Partnership

Help us celebrate the value, strength and perseverance of advocates in the efforts to end gender-based violence. Follow @NationalDVAM and join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook at #DVAM2017 #MeaningfulCollaboration

When: Oct. 17, 2017 (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. CT

For more information: http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/node/494

The Hotline Instagram Live in Spanish! How to Help Family and Friends?

We get so many requests from people via social media wanting to help their loved ones leave an abusive relationship but they don’t even know where to start! We’ll talk to Enrique, a very experienced advocate here at the Hotline who has some great tips about helping family and friends when dealing with domestic violence. #SeeDV today and every day and join us in the quest to ending domestic violence once and for all.

When: Oct. 19, 2017 (Thursday) at 3 p.m. CT

Where: Instagram Live @ndvhofficial

Facebook Live: Motivate and Innovate: 365 days!

Let’s talk about different ways to stay involved, keep motivated and #SeeDV before and after Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) this October. Join us as we talk about loveisrespect youth-led initiatives such as The National Youth Council and the Love is Advocacy Group (with Break the Cycle). Learn about best practices, tips and how to build healthy relationships 365 days at the time as we prepare for TeenDVAM this February.

When: Oct. 30, 2017 (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. CT

Share How You #SeeDV
Why is domestic violence an important issue to you? This October, let everyone know how you #SeeDV. Be sure to follow The Hotline as we share different perspectives on domestic violence from survivors, advocates and others in the field.

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