Your internet activity can be tracked. If you think someone is monitoring this device, please review these technology safety tips or call 1-800-799-7233.

Domestic Violence Action Month

A cartoon of two cats. One is holding a flag that says "Love like this - Together we can end domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Action Month," the other cat is cheering into a bullhorn

October is Domestic Violence Action (DVAM) Month! Here are some resources to get the word out and engage your community.

Activity ideas and materials

Take action in 2021!

  • We’ve learned a lot during the pandemic about the power of connection. If someone is having a hard time in their relationship, you can be a lifeline. Check out our newly updated Friends and Family Guide for how to help someone in an abusive relationship. Also available en espanol. Our update includes practical tips for staying connected. Check them out!
List of ideas to stay connected: send a text without the expectation of getting something back; set up a monthly phone call to check in; drop off a treat, a meal, or a toy for the kids; meet up for a coffee or a walk; send a note that says, 'I'm here for you;' share resources that you've found helpful
List of ideas to stay connected with teens: be in the room, share space without an agenda; have them teach you to play their favorite video game; go for a drive and let them pick the music; cook together; take a neighborhood walk; order takeout of their choice.
  • Get hyped for DVAM! Here are some activities that facilitate connection.
Take action this October for DVAM: Get together, have a weekly potluck; share a cup of tea and a conversation; get religious orgs to talk about relationships; get social; take a hike or walk together; get creative. Together we can end domestic violence!

Social media friendly graphics

Staying connected is important –now more than ever! So this year, we are focusing on our communities taking action, by promoting lessons from the English and Spanish Friends and Family Guides. Digital materials are sized for Instagram posts, Instagram and Facebook Stories, and Cover Photos for you to use across all of your social media platforms!

Click on this link to browse our high-res galleries or click any of the images below to download!

Halloween DVAM Social Media Gallery

Boo! We have a bonus gallery for Halloween inspired DVAM posts for you to share the week of Halloween!


Don’t forget to check out our activities and materials from previous years too!