October 18 - 24 is a week of action during DV Awareness Month. Your voice matters!
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1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are victims of domestic violence. In 2020, Rose Brooks advocates spoke with 8,399 individuals on our hotline who were seeking safety and provided 45,481 nights of safety for adults, children, and their pets. To see more of the impact you help create, visit our ‘your voice matter’ page at rosebrooks.org/yourvoicematters.
Week of Action
A Week of Action is a national week designated to bring heightened awareness to the epidemic of domestic violence and asks its participants to magnify the topic by taking action. Below are ways to get involved or learn more about the impact of domestic violence.
#MyOneAction Monday, Oct. 18
Everyone can do one thing to raise awareness or make a difference. What is your one action? Not sure what to do? We have some suggestions here for you. We’d love to hear about your #MyOneAction! #dvam2021
And of course, we respectfully invite you to make a donation, which we will honor with services to those who need safety and support.
Talk About It Tuesday – Oct. 19
Do you know what red flags to look for in an abusive relationship? Talk with friends and family (including our children) about the issue of domestic violence and dating violence. Check out some resources and red flags at www.rosebrooks.org/facts-and-resources/.
We invite you to visit our Project SAFE™ page to look for guidance. There you can find “Youth Safety Plans” or a “Dating Violence Guide” which includes what parents should know and what you can do to help. You can also educate yourself on things to do if you suspect your friend, young or old, is in an abusive relationship HERE. #dvam2021
Share a Resource Wednesday – Oct. 20
Domestic violence impacts us all. Today, you can make a difference by sharing resources for women, men, LGBTQ+, and more who need to know they are not alone and there is support.
You can always share Rose Brooks Center’s information as a resource, including our Safety Plans. We are here for every victim, and when you reach out it is safe, free, and confidential. Our job is to listen and provide support. Calling a hotline can be scary, but we are here to answer your questions. 816-861-6100. Reach out. Be safe. #dvam2021
Full list of national, inclusive resources: National Coalition Against DV
#PurpleThursday – Oct. 21
Today’s awareness challenge is simple but impactful! Wear purple for #purplethursday and be a visible reminder to those in your life that you are an advocate for supporting survivors of domestic violence and holding offenders accountable. Use your voice on social channels, email, text, etc. Purple is the color representing Domestic Violence Awareness, and you are an ally honoring victims and supporting survivors! Thank you. Your voice matters. #dvam2021
Follow Us Friday – Oct. 22
Share any of our social channels with your network and ask them to follow us. OR sign up for our e-news today on our homepage www.rosebrooks.org #dvam2021
Or follow any of the many channels raising awareness about the issue of domestic violence. We have recommended a few!
Futures Without Violence
KC Anti-Violence Project
Love is Respect
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Network to end DV
Your Voice Matters Saturday – Oct. 23
As a week of action nears the end, today is the day we show all victims and survivors they are not alone, and we are raising our collective voices to raise awareness about domestic violence. There are many ways to use your voice.
- Believe victims and survivors
- Challenge victim blaming
- Stand with organizations like Rose Brooks Center
#StandWithRoseBrooks Sunday – Oct. 24
Use our “Stand with Rose Brooks” sign and make your own statement today! Share on social media why you stand with us, or use the following examples to make a powerful statement: @rosebrookskc on Twitter and Instagram or @rosebrookscenter on Facebook. #dvam2021
Examples you can use:
I #StandWithRoseBrooks because together we can end #domesticviolence. To learn more about what you can do or how you can stand with @rosebrookskc,
More than 50% of victims won’t leave without their pet. That’s why @rosebrookscenter built a pet shelter. To learn more about what you can do or how you can stand with @rosebrookskc rosebrooks.org/week-of-action/