October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1989, October was named National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or domestic violence is very common among all people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and also those with disabilities. Research gathered by the CDC shared that “about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact” (CDC). 

During October, we want to bring awareness to how serious domestic violence is and provide public health educators and our community with resources to learn more about domestic violence and its effects, share preventative measures that can be taken, as well as supporting survivors of domestic violence. 

If you need help or know someone that does… Please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3224), or text “START” to 88788.

Here are a few websites that can be educational resources on Domestic Violence: