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Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month but it’s important to shine a light on this pervasive community issue all year long. 1 in 3 women and 1 and 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. You may not think it impacts you or the people you care about, but it does. It’s not always a black eye or bruises. It can be demeaning and humiliating words. Control and isolation. You can help.

Awareness Resources

Awareness Videos

Domestic abuse can start off seeming innocent, until it’s not. It doesn’t always include physical violence, but includes verbal, emotional and financial abuse.

Please watch and share our domestic violence awareness videos.

VIDEO – What I Believed

VIDEO – Minutes Matter

VIDEO – It Happens In Your Neighborhood

Mirror Clings

LSS CHOICES has created a “Love shouldn’t hurt” mirror cling to be placed in restrooms or other public spaces throughout Franklin County to help raise awareness of this issue as well as provide quick and safe assistance for those who are current victims of intimate partner violence. To request mirror clings to help with this awareness initiative, please contact

How individuals can get involved

How companies can get involved

How churches can get involved

Why is Domestic Violence Awareness important?

Download and share these informational flyers about identifying the different types of domestic violence.

The impact of domestic violence is widespread and increasing, both nationally and locally here in Central Ohio.  Domestic violence is not only defined as physical abuse.  It can also be verbal, emotional, sexual and financial abuse.

Please join our efforts to help people recognize the signs of abuse by reading and sharing these three informational flyers.

Recognizing Abuse flyer       Financial Abuse flyer       Coercive Control flyer

DVAM Virtual Meeting Background

Show your support in every meeting with a customized Domestic Violence Awareness Month virtual background. Just click on the image to the right, save to your desktop and upload to your platform as a background. Please note that the image will look backwards to you but will look correct to others in your meeting.

Choices branded background

Healthy Relationships

It is never too soon to talk to kids about the importance of healthy relationships. Please share this information sheet designed for elementary-age children. Educating children that it is not ok to hurt another person and reinforcing this concept is critical in combating the cycle of family violence.

Community Leaders Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

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