El Dorado Hills, CA, September 07, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Survivors in Action, a nonprofit, national advocacy group, has domestic violence victims turned advocates available nationally for interviews. Survivors in Action is aggressively working with the newly appointed White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Lynn Rosenthal, to pave a new way for domestic violence victim and resource reform.
President of Survivors in Action, Alexis A. Moore is available to discuss the following topics:
· The staggering statistics on domestic violence in America and how increasing awareness and resource reform will aid in the eradication of family and spouse violence.
· The personal tragedies and relentless pain that victims of domestic violence endure during and after their attacks.
· The new initiatives that Survivors in Action are partnering with the White House to reform legislation and resources to help victims of domestic violence.
· The role organizations like Survivors in Action play when they are working with Congress, the White House, or the victims of domestic violence.
· How to help a friend or contact who is being abused or where to turn when you are in a dangerous relationship.
In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held. In conjunction, that same year the first national toll-free hotline was begun. In 1989, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month commemorative legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress -- such legislation has passed every year since. The Day of Unity is celebrated on the first Monday in October.
Every year, over three million children witness and/or are victims of domestic violence. Studies show that men who have witnessed or suffered domestic abuse as children are more likely to batter future partners. Survivors In Action, Inc. offers programs to break this vicious cycle. Survivors In Action's programs include individual and group counseling for children of shelter residents and others living in the community. The Children’s Program also teaches children conflict resolution skills and utilizes play therapy to address and resolve relevant issues.
About Survivors in Action
Survivors In Action (SIA) is a non-profit national advocacy group that supports victims and the families of victims of any crime, including domestic violence, identity theft, elder abuse, cyber-stalking, stalking, child abuse, rape, and sexual assault. Other national organizations typically help victims at specific points in their victimization cycle—such as when they first report the crime or in writing parole opposition letters—leaving “gaps” in needed services. SIA is the only organization that fills the gaps, providing support through all stages of the journey from victim to survivor, with no time limitations, cut-off dates, or conditions. Our mission is to ensure that no victim anywhere in the nation is left behind.