Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015

It's hard to believe it's already Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2015! Below we've compiled DVAM social media strategies, toolkits and resources to help you raise awareness.

PARTICIPATING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Here are a few ways to use your social media presence to raise awareness about domestic violence and the impact it has on our communities, our state, and around the world.

  • Join NYSCADV in using the #NYDVAM hashtag on Facebook and Twitter to highlight all of the amazing work being done by domestic violence programs across New York State. Click each link to follow the Facebook #NYDVAM stream and the Twitter #NYDVAM stream!
  • Encourage friends and family members to donate to NYSCADV and your other favorite domestic violence advocacy organizations to help support our vital missions to prevent and end domestic violence  
  • Change your social media profile and cover photos to purple ribbons and other domestic violence awareness signs, slogans, and statistics that your local work
  • Follow and share NNEDV's annual #31in31 campaign on Facebook and Twitter to help spread awareness and end domestic violence
  • Join OPDV's Shine The Light campaign, and post pictures of you and/or your agency Shining the Light and turning the state purple with the hashtag #ShineTheLight. Click this link to see the 2014 #ShineTheLight photo gallery
  • Join activists and organizations in a #DVAM2015 Twitter Chat hosted by NRCDV on October 13th exploring the intersectionality of oppression and the interconnectedness between types of violence, and the value of our allied partnerships in preventing and responding to gender based violence. Follow @NationalDVAM and join the conversation on Twitter at #DVAM2015. For more information and to RSVP visit the NRCDV announcement
  • Join NNEDV's Week of Action 2015 October 19th - 23rd
  • Join the Wear Purple 4 #PurpleThursday Thunderclap on October 22nd and post photos of you and your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues wearing purple to raise awareness! 

RESOURCES & TOOLKITS

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV):  Shine the Light Campaign

From skyscrapers to bridges, storefronts to shopping centers, purple lights illuminate the nights of October. People wear purple clothing while police cars and municipal vehicles display purple magnetic ribbons. This low or no-cost campaign has grown from several dozen participants in 2008 many hundreds. OPDV's Shine the Light Toolkit includes printable materials (flyers, brochures, palm cards), talking points, and much more to help local communities Shine the Light and Turn the State Purple!  Click here to view OPDV's 2015 "Shine the Light" Toolkit.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

NNEDV's DVAM Action includes their #31in31 calendar of actions to help end domestic violence, events for the 2015 Week of Action, and materials for use on social media platforms. Click her to view NNEDV's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Page.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

This October, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence seeks to foster healthy communities by encouraging all of us to be part of the equation "Awareness + Action = Social Change." This prevention framework offers an opportunity to engage in critical conversations about what action looks like. Follow this link for NRCDV's 2015 DVAM Activities

NRCDV has also put together a website of campaign ideas, a nationwide calendar of events for DVAM, training resources, awareness highlights, and other materials which are available in four languages. Click here to view the NRCDV Domestic Violence Awareness Project.