Congress endorsed October as the Domestic Violence Awareness month starting in 1989.
Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month I thought I would share some of my articles on the subject. Throughout this month I will post articles I have previously written as well as new ones that I plan to write. We need to get the word out about domestic violence.
In today’s society it is unfortunate, but more than likely you know a victim or abuser or are one of the two yourself, possibly both. We need to educate ourselves as well as others in order to attempt to stop the violence. Education is just the first step, but it is also the most important.
This subject matter is close to my heart as one of my dearest friends lived with this secret for years until her husband moved her and their girls far away from any support system. This is where the abuse was really allowed to flourish and evolve. It culminated in her fleeing for her life with her daughters. I have witnessed domestic violence all to often in my relatively young life.
Domestic violence is way to prevalent in our world today. I encourage all of you to learn, educate, and stand up against the violence. Together we can make a difference!
Below are some of the articles I plan to publish among others:
Domestic Violence: Creating a Safety Plan
Domestic Violence: What to do if you Suspect Someone you know is a Victim
Domestic Violence: Warning Signs
Domestic Violence: Symptoms that you are in an Abusive Relationship