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#BeTheChange This Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign committed to raising awareness of and preventing domestic violence. Domestic violence affects people of all races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Domestic violence includes the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of an intimate partner. Domestic abuse varies dramatically in relationships but the constant components are rooted in one person asserting power and control over the other. This month is all about engaging the community and individuals on how we can prevent domestic violence.

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime

Help us prevent domestic violence and #BeTheChange.


Get Educated

Here are some resources where you can learn more about domestic violence:

Get Involved

Don’t just talk about it — be about it! Here are some ways you can get involved and #BeTheChange:

Resources

2019-10-01T20:22:31+00:00By |

About the Author:

Megan is a native Texan. She graduated from Texas State University with a Master’s degree in Health Education, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Megan resides in San Marcos, TX with her husband and three children. She is passionate about education and working with young people. She strongly believes in social justice and ending violence. Megan works as a prevention educator at HCWC where she engages youth and facilitates discussions in the community promoting gender equality, advocacy, consent, and healthy relationships. She enjoys research, watching movies, playing roller derby, and drinking coffee.

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