October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here are some fast facts on DV.
At least 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Domestic violence impacts every segment of the community. There are no exceptions. People from all walks of life, regardless of income, age, ability, educational attainment, race, class, religion or sexual orientation can and do experience or perpetrate domestic violence.
There is help for survivors. Most states and counties have local or regional domestic violence hotlines. Many are available 24 hours daily. Learn more at ncadv.org.
There is also help for abusers that are willing to accept responsibility for the choice to use violence. Men Stopping Violence (menstoppingviolence.org) is a good resource.
No one deserves to be abused. Bad days and too much alcohol are only excuses for bad behavior.
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