October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence is the ongoing pervasive use of threats, intimidation coercion, emotional abuse, isolation, minimizing, denying, blaming, economic abuse, privilege and violence in order to maintain power and control over and instill fear in the partner in an intimate relationship. These are not isolated events; they’re part of a cycle of violence in which the violence gets worse each time it happens. Things may get better temporarily after a violent episode but the tension begins again and the abuse is on its way again.

In fact, did you know?:

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of domestic violence within their lifetime
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

With this in mind, use this time to review CPCC’s policies and procedures regarding workplace violence and the services provided to you.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799. SAFE or call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police at 704.336.2811.