October 01, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Here at L&C, we are committed to preventing and responding to dating and domestic violence. On this page, you can find links to resources, news articles, and national organizations working to ameliorate dating and domestic violence.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-WA-AX-0042, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

10 Ways to Get Involved in Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness

  1. Look around campus for #FactVersusMyth floor stickers and share the information with your friends and community members.
  2. Follow @wellness_lc on Instagram for more knowledge, info and updates on events.
  3. Follow and re-share resources, events, and information from local or national organizations’ social media pages.
  4. Expand your knowledge on dating and domestic violence through books, articles, documentaries, and other educational resources.
  5. Reach out to Emily Mattson to schedule a Lead the Change! Bystander Intervention workshop or a Dynamics of Violence workshop.
  6. Volunteer time or resources for or to a local domestic violence advocacy agency.
  7. Get involved in online campaigns for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (see resources below).
  8. Wear a purple awareness ribbon on your backpack or jacket.
  9. Learn what red flags of dating and domestic violence are and how to recognize them.
  10. Check in with your friends and offer resources that could help if something doesn’t seem right.