October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FACT: More than 3 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence every year. Even if they are not directly abused, living in a violent home can have devastating effects on children. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important opportunity to update your tools and resources for families experiencing violence:

1. Download these fact sheets:

2. Listen to this MP3:

3. Keep this contact information on hand:

  • Alexandria Domestic Violence Program (703) 838-4911
  • Arlington Violence Intervention 8am-5pm (703) 228-1550 / 24 hour Crisis Line (703) 228-4848
  • Fairfax County Victim Assistance Network (703) 360-7273
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) (703) 777-6552
  • Prince William (ACTS/Turning Points) (703) 221-4951
  • Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 838-8238

For more information, please visit the Children and Domestic Violence page on our Parent Resource Center here.