Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2018

Go Purple is a statewide campaign commemorated in October for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  To Go Purple means to keep our community free from domestic violence related deaths, and because domestic violence is an escalating behavior, it is important to be an upstander early. Preventing domestic violence is more than just a ribbon.

To end domestic violence in our community, we must challenge the culture that allows domestic violence to happen and create a new safe community standard, which supports healthy relationships. We must Go Purple for Prevention!

Recognize: Understanding that domestic violence deaths are not isolated incidents. When communities begin to learn the patterns and dynamics of domestic violence, they will feel more confident to intervene early.

Intervene:  A coordinated community response to intervene in potentially lethal domestic violence cases by empowering and assisting victims’ access to safety, resources, and support and holding perpetrators accountable for their violence.

Prevent:  Challenge the culture that perpetuates an environment that tolerates this type of violence.  Challenge ideas, attitudes, and myths that creates a community where victims are silent and perpetrators abuse.

Preventing Domestic Violence is more than just a purple ribbon – Go Purple for Prevention.

Challenge a culture to prevent domestic violence.

Recognize domestic violence. Intervene and get involved.  Prevent and challenge a culture.

RECOGNIZE. INTERVENE.  PREVENT.

Some ways for you to show your support:

  • Volunteer with The Purple Door
  • Make a donation of money, products, or services.
  • Wear Purple clothing or ribbons on Thursday, October 25th
  • Decorate your yard or business with purple ribbon, a purple light bulb, or a purple wreath
  • Share why you will Go Purple! Be sure to use the hashtags: #PurpleDoorTX # GoPurple #MoreThanaRibbon
  • Like & follow The Purple Door Facebook & Instagram Pages
  • Take pictures & selfies of your Purple Gear and post on social media using the hashtags: #PurpleDoorTX # GoPurple #MoreThanaRibbon
  • Invite & tag friends to interact with The Purple Door Facebook & Instagram Pages
  • Like & follow the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Facebook page
  • Invite & tag friends to interact with the TCFV Facebook page
  • Hang and display The Purple Door’s brochures in your office and/or business
  • Schedule a presentation or training with The Purple Door. We offer free trainings and presentations. There is no audience too big or small.
  • Educate yourself & take the pledge to Go Purple! You can download the pledge by clicking here! Be sure to share/tag your pics with our Facebook and Instagram!

Statistics On Domestic Violence:

  • In the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence & Stalking, 2010 Report by CDC, Center for Disease Control)
  • In the United States, 50% of female homicides were committed by a current or former intimate partner. (Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence – United States CDC, Center for Disease Control, 2003 to 2014)
  • In the State of Texas, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. (Statewide Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in Texas, 2011)
  • In Texas, 146 women were killed by a male intimate partner in 55 counties, leaving 183 children who lost their mother. (Texas Council on Family Violence, Honoring Texas Victims Report, 2016)
  • In Corpus Christi, there have been 15 domestic violence related homicides since 2015. (Corpus Christi Police Department, Homicides, 2015-2018)

It is the Vision of The Purple Door to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Coastal Bend region while upholding our Mission to empower the community and those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to transition to a safe and healthy environment.

For more information on how you can Go Purple, contact the Prevention and Education Team at p_e@purpledoortx.org