What’s Love Got To Do With It? Cato Campus Library and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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  • Domestic violence comes in many forms. Be it physical, mental, or emotional: abuse is in no way an act of love.
  • Furthermore, national statistics show that, in the US, an act of assault or violence is committed against a woman, every nine seconds, and that an act of physical abuse is committed on an average of 20 people every minute by a partner (National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet).

 

Domestic Violence Awareness

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  • Understanding the signs of domestic violence is one effective way by which to bring awareness to the issue as well as finding a solution.
  • Speaking with domestic abuse counselors and members of law enforcement is also another way to learn more about patterns of abuse and abusive behavior.
  • Researching current literature can also prove beneficial in a case where more in-depth knowledge is required beyond what is considered common or general.

 

Protection Against Domestic Violence

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  • The Violence Against Women Act is a law that was passed by Congress in 1994- including a 1996 addendum- which:
  1. Mandates that domestic violence is a national crime.
  2. Provides nationwide protection for abuse victims as well as monetary compensation for any incurred losses (Federal Domestic Violence Laws, United States Department of Justice).

 

Additional Resources and Services

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

 

If you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence…..

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Silence is not the solution!

 

Please join the Cato Campus Library and the Cato Law Library along with the CPCC library system as we promote National Domestic Violence Month and stop by and take a look at our new display!

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Cato Law Domestic Violence Information Station

 

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