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What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights? Posted on Oct 7

Domestic abuse can be sexual, physical, and emotional, and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you aren’t alone. A 2010 report on intimate partner violence by the National Center for Injury Prevention and   …Continue Reading What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights?

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Posted on Oct 14

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAW) completed jointly between the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 22 percent of women and 7 percent of men were physically assaulted by a partner at some   …Continue Reading National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April Posted on Apr 8

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

In addition to Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent   …Continue Reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

Help Prevent Child Abuse Posted on Apr 1

In 1983, Congress declared April National Child Abuse Prevention Month to recognize victims of abuse and bring awareness to programs designed to prevent crimes against children. You can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children in your community through local advocacy groups   …Continue Reading Help Prevent Child Abuse