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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Whitehouse:  Whitehouse: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Find resources for teens, young adults, and parents with the White House’s new campaign, 1 is 2 Many.

In the last year, one in 10 teens have reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women have been sexually assaulted while they’re in college.

In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the Vice President is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins.

On the 1 is 2 Many website you can find a PSA featuring the President, Vice President and other leaders as well as statistics and resources for help like the Dating Abuse Helpline (1-866-331-9474) or text “loveis” to 77054.

Visit 1 is 2 Many : http://1.usa.gov/SWYmOv

Visit Love is Respect: http://bit.ly/UVGFuA

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