DVAM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is celebrated each October to raise awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  DVAM was launched nationwide in October 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

This month, we are celebrating the resiliency of survivors. For many, the past year and a half and the COVID pandemic have brought many challenges. For victims and survivors of domestic violence, those challenges are even more so heightened. And, as our community continues to grapple with issues of racial and social justice, these challenges have been heightened even more so for BIPOC and AAPI victims and survivors.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the resiliency of victims and survivors as they’ve faced these challenges head on. Join us throughout the month of October 2021 for any of the following events:

  1. Domestic Violence 101 – (Webinar, hosted and presented by InterAct Staff):
    1. Tuesday, October 5; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. Learn what domestic violence really is and the barriers they face when leaving
    3. To Register
  2. Impacts of Trauma on Minority & Marginalized Communities (A Virtual Panel Discussion):
    1. Thursday, October 7; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    2. A panel discussion to bring cultural awareness to how minority & marginalized communities experience and handle trauma
    3. To Register
  3. Effects of Domestic Violence on Children & What We Can Do:
    1. Tuesday, October 12; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. Learn the effects of domestic violence on children, and the coping skills used to help children navigate the trauma they’ve experienced
    3. To Register
  4. Generational Trauma (A Virtual Panel Discussion):
    1. Thursday, October 14; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. A panel discussion on generational trauma and how to break the cycle of violence
    3. To Register
  5. Engaging Men in the Work of Domestic Violence (A Virtual Panel Discussion)
    1. Tuesday, October 19; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. A panel discussion with men in the community working with and advocating for domestic and sexual violence victims and survivors
    3. To Register
  6. Protecting North Carolinians from Domestic Violence: A Presentation by NC Attorney General, Josh Stein
    1. Thursday, October 21; 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. We invite you to join NC Attorney General, Josh Stein, and come learn about the work his office is doing as it relates to domestic violence
    3. To Register
  7. Spirit Day
    1. Thursday, October 21
    2. Spirit Day is not only a means of speaking out against bullying and standing with LGBTQ+ youth; it’s supporting them now to help secure a safer future for them tomorrow!
    3. To learn more about Spirit Day
  8. Purple Thursday
    1. Thursday, October 21
    2. Wear purple to help raise awareness for those impacted by domestic violence!
  9. Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force & InterAct Presents “Systems & Domestic Violence” (A Virtual Panel Discussion)
    1. Thursday, October 27; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. Join the Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force as they discuss how systems work together and ways they provide services for victims and survivors of domestic violence
    3. To Register
  10. #WeAreResilient (Virtual Event, hosted and presented by survivors of domestic violence)
    1. Thursday, October 28; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    2. Celebrate the resiliency of survivors and their healing after trauma
    3. To Register
  11. Holiday Bazaar in a Box!
    1. Each year, InterAct helps provide hope at the holidays for individuals and families affected by domestic violence in our community. This year, in response to the unique times, we will be hosting our annual Holiday Bazaar a bit differently by providing Holiday Bazaar-in-a-Box! Beginning in October, we will be collecting donations of gift cards from Target, Walmart, and Visa in increments of $25 and $50 to distribute to those in need at the holidays. We will not be collecting toys this year, but instead aim to provide hope through gift cards and a box of holiday goodies!
    2. To donate, visit our Holiday Bazaar in a Box page

DVAM 2021 Infographic