Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s a good time to shed light on how domestic violence affects generations.

Children who live with domestic violence face many challenges and risks that can last through their lifetimes. These young people are more likely to suffer behavioral and emotional problems and substance abuse. They are also at greater risk for repeating the cycle as adults by entering into abusive relationships, or by becoming abusers themselves.

A boy who sees his mother being abused is 10 times more likely to abuse his female partners as an adult.

At Monarch Services, we believe primary prevention is the key to stopping the inter-generational cycle of violence. We deliver evidence-based programs in Santa Cruz County middle schools and high schools to teach young people about preventing dating violence and how to develop healthy relationships.

But we can’t do it without you. Your generous donation helps us reach even more young people and stop the cycle of violence in future families.

Please donate now to help stop the cycle of violence in your community!