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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence is defined as an abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Some types of abuse that may be displayed in a domestic violence relationship are, but not limited to, physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse. If the person you love is hurting you in any of these ways, that’s not love because “love doesn’t hurt.”

Over a lifetime, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Many people have been affected by Domestic Violence whether it be having been the actual victim themselves, or family and friends of the victim.

One of the resources at TCNJ campus alone where you can for help for any issue of Domestic Violence is the office of Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI), which is located in Forcina 308. AVI offers confidential counseling and support services for students who have been directly or indirectly impacted by power-based personal violence.

To raise awareness of the Domestic Violence, SAVE PE’s will be offering numerous events such as:

Purple Party: October 6th 11am-2pm, Eickoff Hall

DV 101 Workshop: October 17th 2pm-4pm, Decker Social Space

Breaking the Silence Monologues: October 20th 7pm-10pm, Library Auditorium

“What We’re Not Talking About:” October 24- 28th, Library Atrium

It is important to remember that if you are going through this, that you are not alone, and there is always someone that you can reach out to.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

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