Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Though raising awareness of domestic violence is promoted throughout the month of October, in 2017, the week of October 15th through 21st is the National Week of Action. Did you know that each year, over 100 people lose their lives to domestic violence in Texas alone? Nationwide, over 12 million people will experience violence within an intimate relationship setting this year. Domestic violence can include, but is not limited to, physical harm, emotional abuse, isolation, economic abuse, intimidation, and sexual violence. Know the warning signs, and speak up for anyone you may suspect is a victim of domestic violence. Look online to find out what the Dallas community is doing to raise awareness this month, and join those around you in promoting healthy relationships by honoring the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October.