October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and a great time to review your role as a home visitor in supporting families experiencing Domestic Violence. Here are some things you can do:

  • Join the HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health and Office of Regional Operations on Thursday, October 31, 10:00 am – 11:30 amfor a webinar commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The speakers will highlights state-level efforts to address intimate partner violence and provide strategies for implementing trauma-informed care in health settings. Register to attend. For more information, contact Folashade Osibanjo at FOsibanjo@hrsa.gov.
  • Review the Strong Families AZ Home Visitation Guidelines on Domestic Violence for guidance and resources.

Be sure to visit the resources section on at the Strong Families AZ Home Visitor portal for more information.

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