Raising awareness about healthy relationships
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Shelter for Help in Emergency wants to get the word out.
The organization is doing webinars about healthy relationships and how to spot abusive patterns all month.
The goal of these webinars is to prevent domestic violence.
The webinars, which are free and open to the public, will be held virtually so people who don't feel comfortable in an in-person setting can still access information.
"A lot of domestic violence is rooted in power and control," said Alex Weathersby, SHE's prevention services coordinator. "So anytime somebody is preventing somebody from having choices, from being able to make choices about themselves or their situation when they're in a relationship, that's supposed to be equal, then that's definitely a red flag that something's unhealthy."
SHE has a hotline for people who are looking for help. It's available at (434) 293-8509.
The organization will be holding various other events throughout the month, including a donation drive on Oct. 9 and a walk/run on Nov. 6. There is a virtual version of the walk/run that is taking place all month.
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