A key strategy in preventing domestic violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent relationships through individuals and the community. If you suspect that someone close to you is being abused or has been assaulted, ask if you can help and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for 24 hour assistance at 1-800-799-SAFE
If a relative, friend, classmate, or colleague is abusing his partner — or is disrespectful or abusive to girls and women in general — don’t look the other way, try to talk to him about it. Urge him to seek help and consult a domestic violence program. Don’t remain silent. Encourage young boys to be nurturing and young girls to be strong. Help children develop knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that lead to healthy relationships.
By changing the facts, we need to speak up, take action, and make a difference for victims of domestic violence. In honor of the victims of this violence, I asked everyone to wear purple because it represents the courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence. We can make a difference in our community by raising awareness and educating men and women