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Honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

October is around the corner. With the changing season comes another important time of the year: Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or DVAM, is observed every year throughout the month of October. DVAM is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of these issues, share resources, and most importantly, support survivors.

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#SupportSurvivors DVAM Campaign

October 19, 2016 | BY Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Follow us as we share information about the issue, how to support a survivor, and ways to get involved.
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A New Super Bowl Ad Premieres about a Friend Who May Need Help. Know When. Know How.

The Super Bowl 50 NO MORE ad highlights that recognizing the signs of abuse can potentially help someone. It demonstrates how starting a conversation that might help change—or even save—someone’s life begins with each of us.
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Giants Game Day for Domestic Violence Awareness

Sunday, 25 October 2015
East Rutherford, NJ
On October 25, 2015 more than 80,000 New York Giants fans said NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault at a special home game against the Dallas Cowboys in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We were proud to join with the Giants and the White Plains-based domestic violence organization My Sisters' Place for this special day.
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Our Stories, Our Work: Joyful Heart Updates and Events in Hawai‘i

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when communities across the state and country focus on raising visibility and creating change.  Domestic violence thrives when communities are silent, so this month is about ending that silence and encouraging everyone to take a stand.

In Hawai‘i, there are many local activities talking place to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We invite you to read about some of them and check out even more from Hawai‘i Says NO MORE.

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A CALL TO MEN National Conference: Advancing Sports Culture to Prevent Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Thursday, 10 September 2015 to Friday, 11 September 2015
Charlotte, NC
From September 10 – 11, more than 400 people from across the country gathered for A CALL TO MEN’s national conference: Advancing Sports Culture to Prevent Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
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We're Calling on You

As we reflect on Joyful Heart’s journey, we feel deeply grateful to you—our joyful community. Together we are changing the way society talks about, thinks about and responds to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

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Joyful Heart's Response: Rice, McDonald and the Message We Need to Send

We owe it to survivors—and ourselves— to improve the criminal justice response to these crimes. To ensure that police and prosecutors make every effort to ensure survivors’ safety and to hold offenders accountable to the fullest extent possible.
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The Hunting Ground Premieres in Hawai'i

Thursday, 16 April 2015 to Friday, 17 April 2015
Honolulu, HI
On April 16 and 17, 2015, Joyful Heart partnered with numerous organizations to sponsor two screenings of The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on college campuses.
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6 Steps to Supporting a Survivor

April 24, 2015 | BY By Monica Martinez, MFTI, Senior Clinical Manager | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
In listening to an individual’s story, your response can have an enormous impact on that person’s healing journey.
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