Tag: Domestic violence 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FACT: More than 3 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence every year. Even if they are not directly abused, living in a violent home can have devastating effects on children. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important opportunity to update your tools and resources for families experiencing violence: 1. Download these fact sheets: Relationships That Hurt […]

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What Have You Done for Children During Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and last week, on October 22nd, we wore purple to promote awareness. The color purple signifies “courage, persistence, honor, and the commitment to ending domestic violence” (NRCDV). Domestic violence is violence or physical abuse directed toward one’s spouse or intimate partner, and it causes more injuries each year to […]

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

With October — Domestic Violence Awareness Month — drawing to a close, it’s an important time for us to remember that there is no time limit on violence in the home. It happens all year long, in every community. And it always, always affects the children involved.  Every year, 3 million children in the U.S. […]

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SCANning the Web: How parents can prevent teen dating violence

Get closer to your kids by teaching them the difference between healthy and unhealthy romantic relationships. It’s common knowledge that as children grow older, so does their interest in dating peers.  But what if they become involved with an abusive partner? Before your children enter the dating world—or now, if they’re already there—it’s a good […]

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