National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are a total of 10 million victims of domestic violence. The purpose of this campaign, which began in 1987, is to encourage everyone to take action to help end domestic violence, whether that involves sharing resources or seeking help.
What You Can Do to Observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
If you want to observe this month and do something to help stop domestic violence, we have a few suggestions for you.
Here are some ways for you to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
- Partake in an event: There are a variety of events the Domestic Violence Awareness Project holds throughout October and, regardless if domestic violence directly affects you or not, you can participate in them.
- Take the pledge: You can stand up for victims and against domestic violence by taking the #1Thing pledge. By taking this pledge, you commit to changing one thing in your community that can help end domestic violence.
- Speak out on social media: Social media is a powerful tool, so visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence for sample posts you can use.
Why This Month is Important
Raising awareness of domestic violence is essential for victims. It gives them the support they need to ultimately seek help. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month also educates others who may not be directly affected by it about domestic violence, reinforcing a zero-tolerance policy to abuse.
Galmiche Law Firm, P.C. Can Help You
At Galmiche Law Firm, P.C., our legal team is also committed to fighting against domestic violence. If you are a victim of domestic violence, our attorneys can assist you in filing a Petition requesting an order of protection, which can provide a number of important benefits. The first step is asking for help.
Schedule a Consultation with an Attorney to Get Started Today!
Domestic violence is a serious problem and, thankfully, there are many people out there who want to help put an end to it. If you are the victim of domestic violence, do not hesitate to reach out to Galmiche Law Firm, P.C. for the help you need to file a Petition requesting an order of protection against your abuser.
Reach out to our law office today at (636) 552-4841 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to get started.