October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month we focus on bringing awareness to the issue but also remember all those that have been killed as a result of the violence, those that continue to suffer and for those that are survivors living a safer more stable life. All too often we hear or read about horrific cases of domestic violence that impact the whole family. We can be left with the feeling of helplessness or the overwhelming task of trying to reduce and eliminate a public health problem. It is important to remember that there are many ways to support victims/survivors of DV and make a positive impact in the community.
Below are 6 ways that ONE person can do every day to help prevent domestic violence.
1. Share resources/information about domestic violence
2. Learn more about the movement and policies that impact victims/survivors of DV.
3. Promote health relationships and teach young children about respect and the dynamics of a healthy relationship.
4. Talk to your workplace about supporting a DV program.
5. Be a change maker in your community...get people involved in the issue.
6. Learn the facts and spread the information around!
(Source: Futures Without Violence)
There are many ways to get involved at Sojourner. Call Laura at 952.351.4062 for more information. Follow us on Facebook to stay connected and learn more.