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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 13, 2021


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October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that can include both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view and many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence may also extend beyond the victim and may impact family members and communities.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, the State of Connecticut offers resources for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking.

If you need an advocate or just someone to talk to, free, safe online or over-the-phone information is available 24 hours a day at www.CTSafeConnect.com or by calling/texting (888) 774-2900.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence also provides resources on their website at: https://ncadv.org/2021DVAM

No one should ever be subjected to the fear, shame, and humiliation of an abusive relationship. During this time of awareness, I hope everyone can take the time to learn how to best support a friend or family member looking to free themselves from abuse and help give a voice to those who suffer in silence.