Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Oct 1, 2017
  • abuse, domestic violence, foster care
  • Health

Youth in Progress will join the country in observing National Domestic Violence Month this October. DV comes in many forms, carried out by both caregivers, romantic partners and others you may live with. In commemoration of DVAM, we've gathered a list of resources for those who find themselves or someone they love living in an abusive situation. 

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 

 A free hotline, open 24/7, that you can call for immediate support and assistance. If you want to find out more and have concerns about your computer usage being monitored, skip the website and call 1-800-799-7233 

 

A+ Relationship for Students

Domestic violence doesn't just come from parental figures, it happens in romantic relationships and doesn't just come in the form of physical violence. Use the multiple resources at Break the Cycle to be sure you or someone you know are not in an abusive relationship.

 

What Can I Say To Someone Who's Being Abused?

Useful infographic with guidance on how to begin talking to someone when they tell they are/were being abused. 

 

New York State Domestic Violence Program Directory

There's domestic violence resource center for those in need in many counties of New York State, use this comprehensive list from the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to find those near you. 

 

Digital and Online Safety 

Many victims of abuse have their online activities monitored by their abuser. Use these safety tips to be sure you're being careful online if you find yourself in an abusive situation or relationship. 

 

NYC Domestic Violence Resource Directory 

A list of domestic violence resources specifically for those living within the five boroughs of New York City.