October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate Partner Violence is prevalent in every community and affects everyone regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.
Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner? Additionally, every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violence and suffer long-lasting negative effects on their emotional well-being and social and academic functioning.
The devastating consequences of intimate partner violence can cross generations and last a lifetime. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a list of helpful resources on its website at https://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-domestic-violence-awareness-month.