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 33 days before the start of DVAM 2015...

Know Your Rights!

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago will be providing free, high-quality information, advice and resources to the general public. Information being provided include how to properly fill out an order of protection, where to go for help, and actions that warrant obtaining an order of protection. Presenters will also discuss the cycle of domestic violence, signs of abuse, and steps to end an abusive relationship.

9th Annual Brown Bag Lunch Series

Every Wednesday in October, the Shelter for Help in Emergency will host a Brown Bag Lunch from 12noon to 1pm. Speakers from across the state will come to present a brief educational presentation highlighting a specific issue faced by domestic violence victims and their children. All are open to the public; we encourage you to bring your lunch and take part in these informative discussions.

"In Plain Sight" 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference

TurnAround, Baltimore County DSS, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council invite the community to their 7th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, featuring Keynote Speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love” and a panel moderated by Tracy Brown, Executive Director of the Woman's Law Center. Morning and afternoon workshops include:

Domestic Violence Awareness Conference

Domestic violence is everyone's business. Events With A Purpose and The Black Women's Empowerment League are hosting their first annual Domestic Violence Awareness Conference. The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness about domestic violence, to address, discuss and respond to this silent crime that is often too uncomfortable to talk about, and to give organizations assisting victims and survivors and those working on violence prevention an opportunity to come together to share their expertise and experience.

Love, Fear, and Longing: Building Healthy Relationships and Breaking the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

"Love, Fear, and Longing" will be presented by Jessica Yaffa, author, speaker, and survivor. Following her presentation, there will be a victim resources discussion, including information on community resources available and what to do if you or someone you know needs help, as well as a drawing to win Jessica’s book and a goody bag. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Forum

<p>The Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC) is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a Speak Up! Speak Out! Stand Strong! forum on Saturday, October 27th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. There is no cost to attend this event. The POBSC Young Adult Women Unit will provide an open forum for questions, answers, and discussion of issues relating to domestic violence. The panel will feature a representative from the YWCA, a survivor, and a self-defense instructor.

Teen Dating Violence Online and In-Person: Best Practices for Providers

One in three teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Greater recognition of teen relationship violence has led to advanced service models that are useful for addressing the unique needs of teen victims. This training will increase the capacity of service providers in Marin County to identify and respond to teen dating violence and will be held on October 26, 2012, 9:30AM—3:00PM.

DCCADV Members Happy Hour

Join DCCADV and our incredible member programs to celebrate the amazing work of local advocates and volunteers. Register today: 

Town Hall Meeting: State of DV in DC

DCCADV will partner with the Howard University, School of Social Work to host a Public Conversation on Domestic Violence in Washington, DC – Responding to and Preventing an Epidemic. This event will kick-off a year-long series of Roundtables with a goal of informing a Public Agenda on domestic violence in the District of Columbia. Anticipated attendees include city leaders, community members, and Howard University student.