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Domestic Violence

October is Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Purple Ribbon - Stop Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Awareness month is held each October as a way to unite efforts to end domestic violence. Please take time this month to learn about Dating and Domestic Violence and participate in the activities available at LSCPA and online.

DVAM Awareness Activities at LSCPA


DVAM Awareness State and National Events

  • Thursday, 10/19/2023 - Purple Thursday

DVAM Awareness Free Activities Online

  • Thursday, 10/5/2023, 11am-1pm - Bystander Intervention for Helpers - Domestic violence can happen to anyone, even the helpers. Join us to learn how you can support the helpers in your life.
  • Thursday, 10/12/2023, 11am-1pm - Why People Cause Harm - Domestic violence is a relationship choice. Join Arlington’s Partner/SHIFT program as they explore why someone would cause harm.
  • Sunday, 10/15/2023, 2:30pm-4pm - Now I See Clearly - Join author Robin Reed-Poindexter for an Domestic Violence Awareness Month online event as she leads a discussion about survival.

DVAM Awareness on Social Media

The following hashtags will be used this month by people trying to raise awareness about Domestic Violence, including by sharing their own stories. 

  • #DVAM
  • #WeAreResilient
  • #HealHoldCenter
  • #LoveShouldntHurt
  • #Every1KnowsSome1
  • #StandAgainstDV
  • #PledgePurple

What is Dating/Domestic Violence?

Dating/Domestic Violence Statistics

How Do I Tell if Someone is an Abuser?

How Can I Help Others?

How Can I Get Help?