The NRCDV’s #This Is DV campaign, launched in 2016, elevates the voices of survivors to help validate and name their experiences and raise awareness about the multifaceted nature of domestic violence #Im An Advocate This October, the NRCDV builds on last year’s #Why ICare campaign to ask: Every year the National Call of Unity kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by offering an opportunity to mourn, celebrate, and connect with advocates from national, state, and community-based organizations, governmental agencies, allied movements, survivors and their family and friends.Speakers will offer their perspectives on the power of advocacy to create social transformation and will share their own stories of inspiration to do this work. "Family violence" means:(1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself;(2) abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1)(C), (E), (G), (H), (I), (J), and (K), by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household; or(3) dating violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.0021. "Household" means a unit composed of persons living together in the same dwelling, without regard to whether they are related to each other. "Member of a household" includes a person who previously lived in a household. Dating or Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling or coercive behavior by one individual to maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship.
#This Is DV Recognizing domestic violence is critical if we are to take action to address and prevent it.Storytelling for Social Change (Webinar) This webinar will introduce best practices for trauma-informed storytelling to help build program capacity to incorporate storytelling into prevention and awareness-raising efforts during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond.Meaningful Collaboration (Twitter Chat) This webinar will introduce best practices for trauma-informed storytelling to help build program capacity to incorporate storytelling into prevention and awareness-raising efforts during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond.Technology can play a large role in dating or domestic violence.If there is no intervention, the violence or abuse may escalate over time, both in frequency and severity.