The Eastern PA Conference Domestic Violence Committee will sponsor “Domestic Violence: The Church Responds II” Saturday, September 28, 9 AM to 3 PM, at Simpson House, 2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA. The theme of this seminar is “Breaking Out of the Man Box.”
It will feature a keynote message and panel discussion on helping men and boys unlearn and heal from toxic masculinity (i.e., socialized attitudes and behaviors that contribute to intimate-partner abuse). Workshops that follow will include:
Learn more and register today for this important learning experience for women, men and youth.
For too many women in the U.S.—and also around the world—who face the growing, tragic and often lethal epidemic of domestic violence, home is where the heartache is. That’s why advocates and others focus on this widespread problem during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month each October.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. Too often, that violence is fatal. Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other. Meanwhile, 835,000 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
Many people suffering in abusive relationships stay with their partners for difficult reasons:
HOW TO OBSERVE DV Awareness Month
Use #DomesticViolenceAwareness to post on social media. Sometimes, people don’t know if they are really in an abusive relationship because they’re used to their partner calling them crazy or making them feel like all the problems are their own fault. Here are a few ways to know if you’re in an abusive relationship that you need to get out of.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The “Day of Unity” soon evolved into a week, and in October of 1987, the first National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. In 1989 Congress passed Public Law 101-112, officially designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Such legislation has been passed each year since.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please click here for help. If you are in danger, call 911.
Source (adapted): National Domestic Violence Awareness Month