October Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
To help raise the awareness of domestic abuse in the East Riding during October, several online events are taking place.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an international campaign, which began in the United States in 1981 and later launched nationwide in October 1989. It was as a way to connect and unite individuals and organisations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.
Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.
Across the East Riding there are a number of free awareness workshops running through out October covering:
- Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children
- Supporting Child victims of Domestic Abuse
- Meet the Domestic Violence and Abuse Partnership (DVAP) – who they are and what they do
- Domestic Abuse in Rural Communities: The role of communities in tackling Domestic Abuse
- Investigating Domestic Abuse
- Clare’s Law - Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
- Prevention of Domestic Abuse Service (PODAS)– who they are and the work they do
- Domestic Abuse in Older Adults
Download the full programme of Octobers events and links to sign up to below:
About The East Riding Domestic Violence and Abuse Partnership (DVAP)
DVAP provide support for victims of domestic abuse, children and individuals struggling with their behaviour in their personal relationships that may be or is at risk of being abusive.