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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention campaign created by Race4Girls kicks off on September 28, 2012 (pending funding). Professional female race car drivers who are part of the Race4Girls team will be showcasing the Race4 DVP logo on their cars for 5 consecutive weekends in up to 11 different racing series and 11 different markets. They will also spend time with local DV programs and their constituents in each race market. Learn more and see the race schedule here.

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The Pixel Project – NCADV's and the Pixel Project's global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Get involved.

Your financial contribution helps support NCADV programming that assists victims in gaining and maintaining their freedom from abuse. Please give.

Mineral Fusion has partnered with NCADV to help raise awareness and show survivors of domestic violence that they are not alone. Mineral Fusion supports NCADV with products proudly displaying the NCADV logo and website along with monetary donations and product contributions for shelters. Mineral Fusion is sold at Whole Foods Markets, Sunflower Markets, Vitamin Cottage and other independent natural product retailers. Follow them on Twitter and Like them on Facebook.
The mission of the Makers of Memories Foundation is to bring positive, transformational change to children who experience domestic violence.

Makers of Memories is partnered with NCADV for a Congressional Hearing on The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children this October on Capitol Hill. The hearing included briefing papers and testimony from leading experts who spoke to members of Congress and their staff about the many ways that domestic violence impacts the emotional, psychological, social, physical and cognitive development of children, with consequences that can last a lifetime.
For the third year in a row, Johnson Products Company, Inc. used its signature brand, Gentle Treatment®, to increase awareness of the issue of domestic abuse of women of color and empower women to take a stand against this type of treatment through the month of October. The No Excuse! STOP the ABUSE!™ initiative highlighted Gentle Treatment® "Sheros," who are everyday women who have used their voice to stand up against domestic violence. Learn more about Johnson Products here.

Learn More
Safety Plan for a Friend, Relative or Co-Worker Who Is Being Abused by an Intimate Partner.

The Importance of Using Accountable Language. Read article.

Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody. Find out more.

20 Reasons Why She Stays: A Guide for Those Who Want to Help Battered Women by Susan McGee

Why Abusers Get Away With Claiming "Parental Alienation" by Joan Zorza

In The Spotlight
Preventing murder: With a bit of congressional support, a simple test can save many lives. Read more here.

NCADV Public Policy Survey. Take the survey here.

Free Elsa Newman: Elsa Newman, a mother trying to work within the legal system to protect her children who were being sexually abused by their father, needs your help

A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse:
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) has published a new report.

Domestic Violence & Human Rights: Lenahan v. USA. In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the U.S. before an international human rights tribunal, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights found that the United States violated the human rights of Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and her children. Learn more here.

In The News
Man, 2 sons dead; mystery of mom's disappearance lingers. (CNN) -- The deaths of a Washington man and his two sons in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide may mean the 2009 disappearance of the children's mother may never be solved. Read more here.

Study: Child abuse bigger threat than SIDS. Nearly 4,600 U.S. children were hospitalized with broken bones, traumatic brain injury and other serious damage caused by physical abuse in 2006, according to a new report. Read more here.

CDC Reports Epidemic of Violence Against Women in America The Centers for Disease Control announced last week findings from a ground breaking study that indicates domestic and sexual violence against American women at epidemic rates that affects "on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner." Read more here.


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