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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM IS RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

For 30 years, Alpha Chi Omega has remained steadfast in our commitment to domestic violence awareness as our national philanthropy. When we look back at how much we’ve accomplished in those 30 years, we are proud of our sisters who have advocated for survivors and continue to work toward a future free from violence. To fight against unhealthy relationships and help build healthy relationships, Alpha Chi Omega headquarters provides opportunities for members to highlight their support for survivors, to educate themselves and others about healthy relationships, and to raise awareness of this critical issue.

Global Cause, Local Impact


According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million people are affected by domestic violence every year in the United States alone. To have the most impact, we encourage you to focus your DVAM efforts within your local community, working directly with a domestic violence shelter or service provider and connecting with your peers to advocate for safer, healthier relationships.

Reach out to see what the immediate needs are to support survivors within your local area. Whether you volunteer your time to serve, use your talents to assist with a special project or make a financial contribution, working directly with a local domestic violence shelter or organization is one of the most effective ways to support survivors!

Find your local resources >

Global Cause, Local Impact

2022 Educational Opportunities

Oct
19

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships Webinar

Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. EDT
Join us for a conversation with our partners from the One Love Foundation during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Register today >

Join the conversation

Tune into the Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships webinar on October 19 with our partners from the One Love Foundation, a national nonprofit that prevents abuse by teaching the warning signs of unhealthy relationships and empowers people to love better. We will discuss the healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors you see around you every day, One Love’s newest PSA focused on how unhealthy relationship behaviors pop-up online and close with a focus on how you can bring these critical conversations back to your community! 

Register today >


EDUCATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Download our new Program with Purpose: Global Cause, Local Impact to facilitate a conversation on the global effects of domestic violence and how to have an impact at the local level with your chapter, your friends, your family or others in your community.

MEMBERS CAN ACCESS THE FOLLOWING Alpha Chi Omega RESOURCES IN THE RESOURCE CENTER:

  • Full list of Programs with Purpose about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention

Visit the Resource Center >

Amplify Your Action

To further support your local efforts, Alpha Chi Omega has created numerous printable resources and DVAM themed brand assets (some examples below) available in our DVAM Google Drive. You can print these materials at home or with a local printer to distribute to your campus or community. Some of the graphics can even be repurposed to post on social media. Here are the Google Drive instructions for more information.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 printable tabling board. 
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 Beileve Survivors Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 sticker
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Alpha Chi Omega brand pattern: Dash in ebony and iris
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Alpha Chi Omega Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 Stickers
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Alpha Chi Omega Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 
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Alpha Chi Omega brand pattern: Kaleidoscope in iris and white
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Alpha Chi Omega Lyre graphic in iris and ebony
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Alpha Chi Omega brand pattern: Modern Stars in iris
Star Pattern
Alpha Chi Omega brand pattern: Stars in iris and ebony
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Stars graphics in ebony and iris
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Vintage flower graphics in Iris

DVAM Google Drive >

DVAM Google Drive Instructions  

If you have any questions about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please contact Grace Gardner, assistant director of education and leadership initiatives.

Social media shout out


Tag Alpha Chi Omega headquarters (@AlphaChiOmegaHQ) and share your unedited photos and videos for the opportunity to be featured on social media! 

Paint the month purple on your social media accounts. Don't forget to use #AXODVAM when posting pictures.


RESOURCES

RESPOND AND SUPPORT A SURVIVOR DOCUMENT

Alpha Chi Omega has created a resource with talking points for our members to help them feel prepared to respond to a sister or friend who chooses to disclose a sexual assault to them. This one-page resource sheet provides phrases and language that can be used when someone discloses an assault. There is also a space to provide local resources. 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS RESOURCE GUIDE

The DVA Resource Guide provides information, direction and educational programming to assist chapters in making domestic violence awareness an integral part of chapter life. The guide focuses on resources to learn, plan and act. 

NATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AND HELPLINES

This resource contains contact information for national organizations and helplines for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of abuse. There is also information on how to locate local resources in your state/city.

YOU NEVER DESERVE TO BE MISTREATED. 

If you have questions about domestic violence or unhealthy relationships, we encourage you to text “LOVEIS” to 22522 at any time to connect with confidential advocates from loveisrespect.org. Call/online chat with the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org or 800-799-SAFE (7233).