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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In Domestic Violence by Sarah Hink

“1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetime.” — The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The origins of this month date back to October 1981, when the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence created a “Day of Unity” to advocate against violence toward women and children. By 1987, this day of awareness expanded into a month and by 1989 was recognized by Congress as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At New Direction Family Law, we have seen the terrible impact that domestic violence can have on its victims, the physical and emotional trauma, the struggle to stay or get away, the emotional detriment on …