October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an observance launched in 1987 as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and to promote efforts to support victims, hold abusers accountable, and affect policy change enabling a safer national culture.

Domestic violence warning signs are not always immediately visible. Partners may appear ideal at the beginning of a relationship, and the common signs of abusive behavior may not emerge until later. Learn the signs to watch for as your relationship grows.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available. Visit the resources below for immediate assistance.