SAFETY ALERT:

If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.
review these safety tips.

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Only 159 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

Our Words

The purpose of Our Words is to use written word and photography to spread awareness of the emotional scars that domestic violence can cause, as well as the incredible strength and resiliency shown by survivors of violence. Participants include survivors of domestic violence and community members who wish to show their support of the cause. They will complete a prompt related to domestic violence. These statements will be displayed on a placard, and participants will be photographed holding their words. Participants may choose whether or not to show their face in the photos. 
 

Domestic Violence Awareness Night

The Admirals Hockey game on October 12, 2013, will support Domestic Violence Awareness Month in colaboration with Fleet and Family Support Center Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate program and Transitions Shelter. Tickets can be purchased on the Admiral website using the code DV2013. With each ticket purchased under this code, Transitions Shelter will receive a portion of the sales. 

Music’s Influence on Teen Relationships (Part I)

In this two-part series, Music’s Influence on Teen Relationships, Tracy Wright from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Maurice Hendrix, a seasoned domestic violence victim advocate from the DC Metro Area, will lead a lively discussion on music and other aspects of pop culture and how they can serve to influence teens’ decision making and outlook within their relationships.

TWIT CHAT: Engaging Youth to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

This twitter chat will share tools, techniques, and resources for advocates, parents, educators, peer mentors, and others to support youth in realizing healthy, respectful, positive relationships.
 
Who will lead the chat?
 
@NationalDVAM - The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
@VAWnet - VAWnet.org
@SafeStartCenter - Safe Start Center 
@NCFY - The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
@loveisrespect - Break the Cycle 
 

"Take Back The Night" Silent March & Rally

The Silent March and Rally are dedicated to all the victims who lost their lives to domestic violence during the past 31 years in the U.S. Virgin Islands. All are encouraged to wear purple and bring a candle. The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix has organized this march and rally for 31 years on St. Croix. Visit their website, www.wcstx.org, Facebook page, www.fb.com/WCSTX or follow on Twitter, @WCSTX, for more information and updates.