31 days of hope and resources for domestic violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I'm sharing 31 days of quotes, resources, information, hope and affirmations in October, for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for the daily posts to learn more about this silent epidemic. 

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience physical violence during their lifetime.

Abuse is never the fault of the victim.

We all know people who have experienced abuse. I used to be naive about domestic violence (DV). It’s easy to miss the signs. Do you know what to look for?

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  • Abuse is always about the perpetrator’s need power and control.
  • Is your relationship healthy? Take the quiz posted later this month.

  • Leaving an unhealthy relationship is complicated. Make a safety plan.

  • Abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial.

  • How can you safely support someone in an unhealthy relationship?

  • Whether you’re wondering about your own relationship, or are concerned about someone you know, I hope that you find the daily posts helpful.

HERE ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCAD)
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
offers referrals to agencies providing help

Love is Respect
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

Jersey Battered Womens Services (JBWS)
Morris County, NJ full service DV support

I’m a trained Crisis Response Team Member for Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS). I meet DV survivors at local police stations to provide emotional support and safety planning, tap into information and resources, and help them to obtain temporary restraining orders if they choose.

I bring my skills as a Certified Professional Coach to empower and support survivors.

Together, we will make a difference!

Join the challenge! Let’s get the word out by sharing the 31 days of quotes, resources, information, hope and affirmations on Instagram and Facebook.

Thank you for sharing the daily images on social media to help break the silence!

Denise Fountain is a Life Transitions Specialist and Certified Professional Coach. She works with women going through transitions to rediscover themselves and create lives that are happy, healthy and whole again. Together with her clients, she explores the connection between stress, health and happiness, and guides her clients to move forward to make lasting and sustainable changes. Denise is passionate about helping women live their best lives. Denise provides coaching for clients living anywhere by phone or Skype, and is available for speaking engagements and workshops. Sign up for updates.  Contact her at denise@denisefountain.com to learn more about how Denise can partner with you to create the life you dream of.