Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) launched nationwide in 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working to end domestic violence. Over the last three decades, we have made significant progress by bringing the issue of domestic violence out of the shadows and working towards a society where everyone is free from abuse. There is much left to do.
Safe and healthy families are the key to ensuring safe and vibrant communities. We each have the power to change our culture of violence to one of kindness and compassion through words and our actions.
Join us this October for a month of action and awareness.
You can make a difference to your family, friends, and community by taking these simple actions:
- Practice healthy relationship skills: Learn about the skills necessary to practice healthy communication with others. Talk about what healthy relationships mean to you with those in your life and model respectful behavior in all of your relationships.
- Be supportive: If you think someone close to you is being abused, ask them about it and offer your support. If you think someone you know is being abusive, talk to them about their behavior and encourage them to seek help. Continue to check in and remain connected and supportive.
- Stay in the conversation: Help to shape the movement against domestic violence. Speak up to stop attitudes and behaviors that oppress others. Be a source of information about domestic violence.
- Learn about and share resources: Everyone has a role to play in creating healthy, safe and vibrant communities. Explore our website to find out how you can get involved and make a difference.