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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It was first introduced back in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

What is domestic violence?

“Domestic violence shows itself in a number of different forms, whether it’s punching, slapping, choking, or threatening, manipulating, yelling and many others. No matter the situation, domestic violence is never okay.” It also affects many different people, from all walks of life, up to about 10 million people per year.  (

How can you help someone who has been impacted by it?

Be a good listener.  A person who is experiencing domestic violence needs someone to listen and be nonjudgmental.  They need your support. 





Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Contact the Workplace Violence Prevention Unit: