Turning Point Domestic Violence Services has partnered with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence for the #INAgainstDA campaign.
The campaign breaks with many domestic violence campaigns by focusing on survivors of domestic violence and domestic violence to passers-by and the community at large.
“Everyone has a role to play in ending the stigma surrounding domestic violence,” said Laura Berry, Executive Director of ICADV. “In our ongoing discussions with survivors of domestic violence and abuse, they all report facing the stigma and barriers around their decisions. “
There is a misconception that leaving the situation is the first step, but the reality for many survivors is much more complicated, Berry said.
“This campaign challenges those beliefs and calls on viewers to learn more about the nuances of domestic violence and the resources available,” she said. “I am very proud of this campaign, and hope it will help raise awareness not only of the variety of ways that anyone can help, but also of the variety of workable solutions for survivors.”
Turning Point’s partnership with ICADV in this campaign is reaching target audiences in the Jackson County area.
“As compassionate service providers, one of the most important things we do in our job is to listen,” said Lisa Shafran, president of Turning Point. “Survivors across the state have courageously raised their voices to tell us what they want and need from their communities. Turning Point is committed to this campaign to educate our communities and reduce the stigma that survivors of domestic violence have experienced. “
For more information on the campaign and how it is being implemented by Turning Point in Jackson County, call 812-657-4163.
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Turning Point Domestic Violence Services serves the counties of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Johnson and Shelby.
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To learn more about the services or to donate, visit turnpointdv.org.
Anyone in need of service can call the 24-hour helpline at 800-221-6311.