Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2015
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981. and Conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Did you know that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? Many are silent and are in fear of not only being physically abused, but some abusers use children (when the are present) and often threaten to take the children away from them.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you need to take immediate precautions and call 911 for help. There are many resources for victims of domestic violence. You are not alone. If you need to obtain a domestic violence restraining order or injunction in Pasco County, Florida, call Family Law Attorney Wendy Doyle at (727) 824-5727 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
Domestic Violence and Men
According to the CDC, one in seven men age 18+ in the U.S. has been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in his lifetime. One in 10 men has experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
Experienced, Aggressive, Compassionate – Call Wendy Doyle, Pasco County Family Law Attorney
Read more about Florida Statutes regarding domestic violence injunctions on Google Blogger.