October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This October, broaden your understanding of what domestic violence is and how to help in a free webinar with Safeline, your local domestic violence advocacy organization.
Approximately 25% of women and 11% of men experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that is used by one person to gain power and control over another person. It includes physical violence, verbal abuse, economic abuse, sexual violence, and any other tactics one person can use to make someone feel small. The effects of domestic violence echo within our communities and cause generational trauma within families. If you have experienced domestic violence, you are not alone. We all know someone who is a survivor. With a problem this pervasive, it takes us all to support survivors and plant the seeds for healthier communities.
So join us on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm via Zoom to learn about what domestic violence is, what it looks like, and where to access area resources. Register here and email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Safeline serves as the sexual and domestic violence, and stalking hotline and advocacy program for Orange County and northern Windsor County. To learn more about Safeline, visit https://www.safelinevt.org/. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking: call our 24/7 toll-free number 1-800-639-7233 or 1-800-NEW-SAFE