Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toolkit 2021
Domestic violence thrives in silence. To be able to support and help victims and survivors, and to prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize it by talking openly about it. Having an informed conversation about domestic violence requires understanding what it is—that it’s much more than physical abuse—and why ‘just leaving’ isn’t so simple for survivors.
Domestic violence is often thought about in terms of physical violence, but controlling behavior and other abusive tactics often begin long before any physical violence occurs. As a society we all have a role in changing the narrative about what domestic violence is, to whom it happens, and how we can support those who are experiencing it, and ultimately prevent it entirely.
This October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and other state coalitions across the nation to start a coordinated national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all contribute to flipping the script on this overshadowed, but fundamental topic.
How can you help? Join us! Show your support for victims and survivors by following our social media accounts and sharing the content we’ve already prepared with your own networks throughout the month of October with the hashtag #Every1KnowsSome1. Participate in our week of action, October 18 - 24, 2021 and stay engaged throughout the year to show your support.
We also encourage everyone to visit the NYSCADV website calendar which contains events hosted by domestic violence programs across NYS by clicking here.