Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

As many people know or don't know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I want everyone to know that DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOT O.K.! I know that almost everyone knows someone who has been through domestic violence or is currently in a violent relationship.Assaulting your partner should never be used in place of using words to communicate!

I was reading some alarming statistics concerning domestic violence that left me very concerned. According to the American Bar Association, "Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States; in 2000, 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner;in recent years, an intimate partner killed approximately 33% of female victims and 4% of male murder victims".

Abusing your partner or him/her abusing you is not ok.Abusing includes:
  • hitting you
  • spitting on you
  • kicking you
  • punching you
  • pushing you
  • calling you mean offensive words
  • making you feel insecure about yourself
  • trying to isolate you from family and friends
These are only some of so many different kinds of physical and psychological abuse.LOVE DOES NOT CAUSE PAIN,IT DOES NOT HIT YOU,IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU FEEL WORTHLESS! If you need someone to talk to and you feel like you can't talk to friends or family,please go see your counselor at your campus.Newark Campus counselor is Amanda Frey and she will not judge you but she will listen.

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-572-SAFE(7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

They're there to help 24 hours a day,7 days a week!
You shouldn't go through this alone.

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