October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from a Day of Unity. Day of Unity was established by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to connect people around the country who were working to end violence against women and children.
Domestic violence affects millions of men, women, and children around the world. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Approximately three out of four Americans personally know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence. This month is a great time to take a stand and support those around you who have felt the impacts of domestic violence.
One of the most common misconceptions about domestic violence is that domestic violence is limited to physical violence. This is absolutely untrue and abuse can come in many forms, including: mental abuse (i.e., yelling, humiliating, manipulating, etc.), emotional abuse, psychological financial control, and sexual abuse.
Our family law attorney is dedicated to helping clients get out of difficult situations. Miller Law Group can help you establish without violence and abuse.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and would like to get information on a Domestic Violence Protective Order, contact our Raleigh Family Law Attorney today. If you are in danger, don’t wait — call 911 immediately and reach out to one of the resources outlined below.
FREE RESOURCES FOR HELP WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Click the name for a direct link.
- Interact of Wake County: 919-828-7740; 866-291-0855 toll-free; 844-203-8896 (Español)
- Harbor of Johnston County: 919-938-3566
- Durham Crisis Response: 919-403-6562 (English); 919-519-3735 (Español)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization)
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