October is nationally recognized as a time when we bring the issue of Domestic Violence to the forefront.
National, state-wide, and local events and campaigns promote the awareness of the wide-spread myths and lesser-known realities of domestic violence. We look at statistics and facts about domestic violence and center the voices of survivors. We focus on learning how we can support victims and what we can do to prevent such heart-breaking violence from happening in the first place.
The problem of Domestic Violence isn’t “someone else’s” to fix. We can’t simply turn our backs and say, “It’s not my business.” What looks to us like minding our own business, looks like approval and acceptance to victims and perpetrators of violence. In addition, it is not only individuals and their families, but entire communities that are impacted by this violence. So many of our friends and neighbors, our employees, our customers, the people in our church or club, the people we interact with every day in so many ways, are survivors. There are things we can all do to help make our community safer and healthier.
We encourage everyone to do their part this month. Increase your own awareness of this issue and learn more about what you can do to help.
14 Misconceptions About Domestic Violence
Intimate partner abuse is incredibly common, but very misunderstood
Jan 29, 2018 | By Jill Filipovic | Courtesy of domesticshelters.org
After a video surfaced of football player Ray Rice punching out his then-fiancée Janay in an elevator, domestic violence has been at the forefront of the national conversation. When the couple married, many asked, "Why would she stay with him?" Twitter answered back with #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft, in which survivors shared their stories of why they remained in abusive relationships and why they eventually got out. Yet misconceptions persist — that abuse is a private matter, that women who stay with abusive partners are simply weak-willed, that women are just as abusive as men. Cosmopolitan.com talked to the experts to clear up some of the most stubborn, and most dangerous, myths about intimate partner violence.
Our 2021 Annual Membership Meeting will again be held virtually online this year due to the ongoing pandemic and high local case rates. All in the community are welcome and invited to attend! Attendance can over the phone or online. Please contact us to attend or to learn more about becoming a member of KWRCC.
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KWRCC is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser during the month of October. Every little bit counts and helps. Please visit our Facebook Fundraiser page or click the image for more information and/or to donate.
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We are here to support victims, their families, and the community in every way we can and KWRCC continues to provide all of our domestic violence and sexual assault services. Our shelter, offices and Donation Room remain open for those in need of assistance.
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