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Local organization looking to change domestic violence culture



Indianapolis, Indiana – In Indiana, the Domestic Violence Network is trying to alter the societal norms that give rise to domestic abuse. In two virtual training sessions, organizers are giving folks in Hoosier State the chance to engage with the community.

A nonprofit organization in central Indiana called The Domestic Violence Network works to eradicate domestic abuse in the community by promoting collaboration, education, and advocacy.

On November 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., anyone who is interested can sign up for a free session on healthy boundaries for successful relationships.

On November 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be another virtual community training session to talk about the dynamics of domestic abuse. Interested parties can sign up on Zoom.

Domestic violence is defined “as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship,” by the The National Domestic Violence Hotline. “That includes behaviors that physically harm, intimidate, manipulate, or control a partner or otherwise force them to behave in ways they don’t want to. This can happen through physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, or financial control.”

Domestic abuse victims can get assistance. A selection of recommended resources from the Domestic Violence Network website is provided below:

• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 ● Text START to 88788 ●
• National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV): 1-800-537-2238 ●
• National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health: 1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011 ●
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 ●
• National LGBTQ Institute on IPV:
• National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV):
• National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV):
• Ujima – The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community: 1-844-77-UJIMA ●
• National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929 ●






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