domestic violence awareness month

 

#31DaysOfDVAM

During #31DaysOfDVAM, we will be highlighting domestic violence awareness and prevention related statistics, resources, and issues each day in October.

Follow the campaign here on our website, or on our Facebook & Twitter pages!


Day 31

Even though #DVAM2016 is coming to a close, the work to end domestic violence goes on year round! Become a #FriendOfNYSCADV and join a committed group of philanthropic leaders around the state that publicly support the mission of NYSCADV and help support our work! http://www.nyscadv.org/friends-of-nyscadv-1/ 


Days 29 & 30

Let's stop domestic violence before it starts, by investing in social change! 

Awareness + Action

Day 28

DAY 28: Creating social change requires vigilance and ongoing self-assessment to ensure that we are trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and meeting the needs of all survivors who seek domestic violence services. For more information about NYSCADV's Accessibility & Inclusivity Project, visit http://www.nyscadv.org/accessible-inclusive-services

Accessible & inclusive services

Day 27

 People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer often face increased rates of domestic violence & have a harder time accessing support. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf / Hard of Hearing. 

LGBTQ

Day 26

Domestic violence is against the law, regardless of a victim's legal status. Learn more about the rights available to immigrant victims of domestic violence at http://bit.ly/1VO9ig4 If you need help you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf / Hard of Hearing. 

Immigration

Day 25

Domestic violence knows no age limit. For more information on domestic violence in later life, visit the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life - NCALL at http://www.ncall.us. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory at www.nyscadv.org/statewide-dv-directory

Later Life

Day 24

People with disabilities have an increased risk of being abused by a current or former intimate partner. It's important to understand the barriers they face and to incorporate strategies to address them in safety planning. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory at http://www.nyscadv.org/statewide-dv-directory

disability

Days 22 & 23

What makes an effective prevention program? Learn more at http://www.nyscadv.org/what-is-primary-prevention 

Effective Prevention Programs

Day 21

Primary prevention uses a public health approach to change community attitudes, beliefs & behaviors regarding domestic violence (similar to the anti-smoking campaigns over the last decade)

How Primary Prevention Works

Day 20

Why primary prevention? Because it's what will really keep people safe. If no one becomes a perpetrator in the first place, the loss and devastation of domestic violence will never be experienced. Imagine a world.... 

Why Primary Prevention?

Day 19

Take the time to think about the messages in the shows you watch, the songs you listen to, and the games you play. How do those messages impact our society's acceptance or rejection of domestic violence? Learn more about media literacy from the Media Education Foundation at http://www.mediaed.org/


Day 18

Primary prevention is the key to ending domestic violence. Learn more about primary prevention on our website.


Day 17

Safety plans can be made for a variety of different situations, including dealing with an emergency, such as if a physical assault occurs; continuing to live with a partner who has been and/or continues to be abusive; and protecting yourself after you have ended a relationship with an abusive partner. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 16

Domestic violence impacts people from every community, and is perpetrated by abusers from all social groups. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 15

 Reproductive coercion occurs when an abuser threatens or becomes violent against a partner's reproductive health or reproductive decision-making, and is a collection of behaviors intended to pressure or coerce a partner into becoming a parent or ending a pregnancy. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 14

Abusers often use the court system to further harass, stalk and abuse their victims. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 13

Whether you're married, in a serious relationship, casually dating, or just hooking up, you never owe sexual intimacy to anyone. You should always have a right to determine what you are comfortable with doing sexually. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing or visit our  NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 12

Victims of physical abuse are at an increased risk for traumatic brain injury, and often go undiagnosed. It's important to learn the risks and symptoms, and to seek medical help as soon as it is safe to do so. For more information or if you think you might have a brain injury, you can call the Brain Injury Association of New York State Helpline at 1-800-444-6443.

If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our  NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 11

Many survivors become socially isolated both because of the tactics their partner uses, and because they feel ashamed of what's happening and don't know where to turn. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 10

Abusers often try to control their partner's access to health care, invading their privacy and harming their health and wellbeing. If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 9

Often in the early stages of a relationship, a partner may seem perfect. Controlling behaviors begin to emerge and intensify as the relationship grows. Emotional abuse can make victims feel confused, hopeless and alone. 

If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 8

Financial abuse is one of the most debilitating ways abusers hold survivors captive. Having very limited or no access to financial resources deeply diminishes their ability to break free from an abusive relationship. 

If you need help, you can call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 7

Domestic violence is more than just a fight, and it doesn't always include physical violence. Domestic violence is a patter of tactics that one partner uses to gain power and control over the other.

If you need help, you can call the NYS Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 (multi-language) or 711 for Deaf/Hard of Hearing. You can also visit our NYS Domestic Violence Program Directory.


Day 6

Many abusers stalk and harass their victims using technology and social media. But getting rid of technology is not the answer. Survivors have a right to access technology safely and without fear, and technology is an essential tool for many survivors to seek help and stay connected.

Learn more about technology safety from the National Network to End Domestic Violence through their Tech Safety website or by downloading their Tech Safety app.


Day 5

Victim advocates carry in their hearts the stories and experiences of countless survivors of domestic violence.  

Self care is an essential part of working day in, day out to help others find safety and healing - so make the time every day to do something good for yourself.

selfcare

Day 4

Every survivor's story is unique, and every survivor has a different definition of safety. We must treat all survivors with respect.

We must listen to the voices of survivors.

Listen to the voices of survivors.

Day 3

Nuisance ordinances force victims of domestic violence to choose between calling for help or keeping their housing. Learn more about our work with Empire Justice Center & ACLU Nationwide to end the harmful impact of these local laws here: http://bit.ly/2d8wMKV 

Day 3: Nuisance ordinances force victims of domestic violence to choose between calling for help or keeping their housing. Learn more about our work with Empire Justice Center & ACLU Nationwide to end the harmful impact of these local laws here: http://bit.ly/2d8wMKV #31DaysOfDVAM#NYDVAM #DVAM2016

Day 2

The numbers are staggering. In New York State in 2015: 156,603 calls to local domestic violence hotlines were made; 11,585 survivors were sheltered in domestic violence shelters; 40,743 adults and children receive non-residential domestic violence services; and 716 survivors and their children entered transitional housing. It's time to invest in prevention! 


Day 1

New York State has the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country.