National Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2011
As many of you know, October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is a time to honor victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence (DV). The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) , the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Women's Health are working collaboratively to help raise awareness of an issue that is affecting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women at epidemic levels. Although DV impacts people of all races and ages, the highest rate of intimate partner violence is experienced in AI/AN communities.
Please join us in supporting DV Awareness Month by participating in the following events:
DV Month flyer [PDF-105KB]
The Impact of Domestic Violence in Tribal Communities
Date: October 26, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30pm
Where: 901 D Street SW, Aerospace Building Room 4W2, Washington, DC 20027
What to Expect: This working lunch learning session will highlight the following:
- The FVPSA and the IHS DV programs
- How domestic violence impacts Tribal communities
- DV Awareness Month activities within Tribal communities
- How past federal collaboration have supported health and wellness in Tribal communities and what we can do to help
Wear Purple Day
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Please join us in remembering and supporting DV victims and survivors by wearing the color purple.