17 Days 17 Ways

Day 1: Change your profile pics

The first way to help end intimate partner abuse during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is easy. Change your profile pics to show you stand against intimate partner abuse. You’ll find eight different profile pic options  in the slideshow below this post. We’ve created a pink version of each option because October is also Breast Cancer…

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Day 3: Speak Up When Someone Victim Blames

We’ve probably all heard friends and family say things like these before. Maybe you’ve even said one of the statements: “She went back, so now it’s on her.” “I wonder what he did to provoke it?” “She knew he had a short fuse when they got married.” Speak out when you hear someone using victim-blaming…

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Day 4: Protect Family Pets, Too

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports more than 40% of victims stayed with their abusers because of concerns for the safety of animal companions. And more than two-thirds of survivors with animal companions say their abusers harmed family pets for revenge or emotional control. With the support of RedRover, a national organization committed to…

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Day 5: Reach Out to Someone

Today’s way to take a stand against intimate partner abuse is important and difficult. Reaching out to someone who you think is being abused by an intimate partner can be scary. What if I’m wrong? What if my friend is offended by me asking? What if I make things worse? Although all of these are…

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Day 7: Volunteer Your Time and Talents

When you volunteer your time and talents to support survivors of intimate partner abuse, your actions send a strong message. You are worthy. You are important. You deserve to be cared about. Your safety and healing matters. Volunteer service benefits those who are helping, too. A report from Harvard Health Publications finds adults who volunteers…

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Day 8: Let’s Talk About Intimate Partner Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

Intimate partner abuse is a pattern of behavior in which the thoughts, beliefs and conduct of an intimate partner are controlled through physical, emotional, sexual and/or economic violence. It occurs in every community, including the LGBTQ community. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey published by Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds LGBTQ…

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