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Awareness Months & Events

We are so excited to partner with the Ferguson Library in Stamford on this three-part virtual workshop series on Mondays throughout the month! 

October 5 6pm:  Part 1
Is Your Relationship Healthy? Understanding the Relationship Spectrum
In this introductory workshop, participants will explore the relationship spectrum to understand what makes a romantic relationship healthy, unhealthy, or abusive. Through interactive activities, attendees will learn how to spot unhealthy behaviors, or red flags, early in a relationship, as well as gain a better understanding of domestic violence.

Register for the October 5 workshop here.

October 19 6pm:  Part 2
“Why don’t they leave?” Understanding the Complexities of Domestic Violence

In the second part to this series, we will dive deeper into the complex nature of domestic violence to understand why it isn’t always easy for a victim to leave. Participants will learn about the various methods of control abusers use, as well as specific barriers that impact vulnerable populations like the immigrant population and the LGBTQ+ community.

Register for the October 19 workshop here.

October 26 6pm:  Part 3
Hear Something, Say Something: Bystander Intervention

In today’s world, it is no longer enough to just stand by and witness injustice and not do anything about it. In this final workshop, learn how to safely intervene when you see or hear something problematic. Scenarios discussed will range from how to safely intervene when you hear a racist joke or a problematic statement about domestic violence to helping a victim of domestic violence.

Register for the October 26 workshop here.

On Wednesday, October 7, Darien Sports Shop will be donating a portion of their proceeds from the day to DVCC! Stop by to purchase some gear and support DVCC.

DVCC is partnering with local coffee shops to use custom coffee sleeves to bring awareness of domestic violence and available resources. Stop by the following coffee shops on October 14 and show off our coffee sleeves while drinking your coffee! Please note, this list is not final and will be updated periodically as we get closer to October 14. 

  • Cafe Dulce, Norwalk
  • Cafe OoLaLa, Stamford
  • CT Coffee & Grill, Wilton
  • DiMare Pastry Shop, Stamford
  • Garelick & Herb, Westport
  • Humbled Coffeehouse, Stamford
  • Kneads, Westport
  • Lorca, Stamford
  • Mike’s Deli, Norwalk
  • NEAT, Darien
  • Shearwater Coffee Bar, Westport
  • SoNo Baking Company, Darien
  • SoNo Baking Company, Norwalk
  • Winfield Street Coffee, Stamford
  • Winfield Street Coffee, Westport
  • Zumbachs, New Canaan

Each day during this week we will provide individuals with concrete steps they can take to amplify the conversation about domestic violence and take action to prevent domestic violence. 

Survivors Vote Sunday

Find out about important voting deadline information, here!

Learn the Signs Monday

Take our relationship assessment, here!

Talk about it Tuesday

Check out these helpful conversation starters, here!

Wellness Wednesday

Find examples of positive messages of encouragement for survivors, here!

Purple Thursday

On this national day of awareness, individuals around the nation wear purple, the color of domestic violence awareness.

  1. Snap a selfie of you or others wearing purple.
  2. Post your picture on social media and say why you are wearing purple.
  3. Make sure to use the hashtag #PurpleThursdsy and tag DVCC @DVCCCT!

Film Friday

Find your guide for hosting a Film Friday, here!

Sign Up Saturday

Sign up for our upcoming virtual workshop on Wednesday, October 28 to learn more about domestic violence and how you can help survivors. Register, here!

DVCC is excited to join the YWCA Darien/Norwalk for this important workshop on Wednesday, October 21, at 6:30pm via Zoom.

Register at ywcadn.org/programs.

Behind Closed Doors: COVID & Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs in every neighborhood. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. Learn from experts about the prevalence of Domestic Violence and the rise in incidents since Covid-19. What can we do? How can we help?

Click here for the flyer for this event.

Please join us Tuesday, October 27, at 7pm via Zoom for a workshop with New Canaan CARES.

Register here!

Join DVCC virtually on Zoom to learn about why domestic violence is complex and the most victim-centered approach to helping individuals experiencing domestic violence.

Faith communities can play a significant role in providing support for victims of domestic violence and in holding abusers accountable. During DVAM, we invite faith communities to integrate prayers for domestic violence victims into their services. Download the handout below which includes sample prayers. DVCC welcomes the opportunity to speak at virtual services throughout the month.  

Faith Communities Handout with Prayers

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their relationships. During DVAM, we are highlighting LGBTQ relationships in partnership. At DVCC, we work to ensure that LGBTQ individuals who are experiencing domestic violence get the affirming support they deserve.

Handout: Domestic Violence & the LGBTQ Community

Please contact Ann Rodwell-Lawton at arodwelllawton@dvccct.org for more information and if you would like to be involved in future awareness months.

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