NASW recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Violence and all forms of oppression against women and girls remains a continuing problem that affects all women regardless of race, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, or any other identifying characteristic. Domestic violence disproportionately affects woman and is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.  Social workers continue to provide services, advocate, educate and lead efforts that address domestic violence by shaping programs and policies that strengthen the lives of individuals and improve communities.

To learn more about domestic violence go to:

NASW Web sites:

www.socialworkers.org

www.helpstartshere.org/

White House Proclamation on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

http://www.whitehouse.gov/search/site/DOMESTIC%20VIOLENCE

Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/highlights/2002&3/HOct2003.htm

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

http://www.nrcdv.org

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