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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wear Purple Day

Wear Purple Day, October 4th, is a great way to show solidarity with survivors and raise awareness to domestic violence. It's a great opportunity to kick off the month by snapping a selfie in your purple styles and hashtagging it #DVAM2022 & #StyleItInViolet 

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Root for Each Other 

 Stay informed by staying up to date with our podcast, Root for Each Other!  Each month we invite guests and advocates to discuss related domestic violence centered topics as part of our mission to provide the most up-to-date, trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches to advocacy.  

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What Would YOU Do? 

October 14th, 10am-11:30am

As part of our hybrid virtual/in-person month long events, we're offering this free virtual training that focuses on bystander intervention strategies and community buy-in for domestic violence prevention.  

Purple Out High School Football Games

Oct. 14 & 21st 

Join us in partnership with the Wayne County Prevention Coalition as Branches advocates provide this advocacy training on how to best support and advocate for domestic violence victims that may be also experiencing substance use disorder.

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In Their Shoes

This interactive activity is an incredible opportunity to spend a few moments in the shoes of a domestic violence survivor.  Following the brief simulation (20-30 minutes), participants have the opportunity to debrief with an advocate and to talk about the experiences and insights they've gained from the experience.  

We are thankful for the partnership of the Women's & Gender Center at Marshall University which allows us to bring this event to campus and the surrounding community.  

Mountaineers Should Always Be Free T-shirt Sale

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At Branches, we believe that Mountaineers Should Always Be Free...especially from violence.  

 

Purchase your T-shirt this year from our friends at Brand Yourself and help support our life-saving mission!