The group Catholics for Family Peace provides a media toolkit with tips for engaging with media during October to raise awareness about domestic violence. At loveisrespect, we talk a lot about how to support someone you care about if they are being abused.Domestic violence shatters the peace that should reside in relationships and especially in the family, the domestic church. John Paul II described the family as the “cradle of life and love.” Domestic violence replaces life with harm and even death; it replaces love with anger and fear.It breaks down trust between husband and wife, parents and children.We have called for a moral revolution to replace a culture of violence (p. “When I Call for Help” remains the touchstone of the Church’s response to domestic violence.In it, the bishops address four audiences: victims of domestic violence (predominately, though not exclusively, women), clergy and Church employees, abusers (predominately, though not exclusively, men), and society at large.OPDV is also pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017-2018 Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance (RRCLA) Program is Arbor Development in Corning, New York.Please find the press release announcing both awards here.
The campaign marked its 10th anniversary and for the first time, each of New York’s 62 counties hosted an event, initiative or effort that used the color purple to raise awareness and support victims and survivors.
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The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Check out our #Shinethe Light Facebook album and if you haven’t already, send us your photos: [email protected] OPDV Fall 2017 Bulletin The OPDV Fall 2017 bulletin focuses on domestic violence shelters.
Highlights include our feature article, “Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” a Q&A about the impact of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act on the state’s domestic violence services and programs, and a close-up of four specific domestic violence shelters within the state.