On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, many of us in the Utica-Rome area hardly need a reminder. At the end of September, we share the memory of women taken too soon...and we need to keep talking about it.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Each year in New York State a campaign is run by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and this year they're calling it "I Can Do Something." One local teen was selected to be a part of the promotional video.
Have you ever heard of 'The Black Dot' Campaign? It is not only a way of raising awareness of domestic violence, but it is mostly used as a silent cry for help from someone who is being abused by their domestic partner.