Events Happening Around the Region
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and communities throughout the valley are marking the occasion with events, seminars, training sessions, fundraisers, and collection drives.
Unlike physical violence, emotional abuse is a hurt that can’t be seen. As we enter October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Maricopa Association of Governments is raising its focus on the harmful effects of emotional abuse. Like other forms of domestic violence, emotional abuse can affect people of all ages, races, and incomes.
Those looking for help to escape emotional abuse are encouraged to speak with someone they trust, create a plan for their safety (including the safety of children and pets), and contact a domestic violence provider in the community for additional resources.
Emotional abuse appears to be the most common form of intimate partner violence. About half of Americans reported experiencing lifetime emotional abuse by a partner, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey conducted by the CDC.
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