October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Awareness, News
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Domestic Violence, Violent Behavior, Favorite Things for a CAUSE, Domestic Violence Awareness MonthIn light of recent news reports involving domestic violence among team members, from several major league sports, this type of occurrence is a very real crisis for so many families every day. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels.

Although October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must eradicate this type of aggression, cruelty and violent behavior that occurs every day. Often, we don’t hear about the ordinary people who are affected in some way by domestic violence.  They are paralyzed by fear and tend to remain silent. There is help and hope. No matter what,  if you are a victim of domestic violence, you have better choices more now than ever. Everyone involved may not realize just how damaging and deadly this type of brutality is or can be. Get help today if you need it. Lay embarrassment or shame aside if you feel that way. When you are a victim, you can’t imagine how many people have experienced domestic violence in one way or another, at some given point and time just like you.

Put an end to simply dealing with it, because most of the time it never ends well for the victims or the perpetrator. If children are involved or witness domestic violence, think about them, their safety, their spiritual well-being, their behavior and innocence. Show your support by wearing a purple ribbon this month and all the months to follow. And, for goodness sake, please seek help if you or someone you know needs it.

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  1. kaitlin1108 says:

    This is something that touches me on a personal level and as a result I am very passionate about it. I appreciate your post, thank you.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comment. We too understand this topic all to well and hope the “unreported” incidences as much as the reported incidences will be eradicated. Domestic violence has more casualties (children, relatives, friends, co-workers, church members, school classmates, etc) that reach further than we can imagine and we have to continue the fight (no pun intended) to bring awareness to an issue that can have deadly consequences far more than we all can imagine. Keep that passion and continue the good fight! Thanks again! 🙂

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