Verizon and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are partnering this month to distribute educational materials statewide to encourage safe, stable nurturing relationships and environments, part of a larger federal initiative to create healthier environments for children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, intimate partner violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. To create a healthy relationship strategy, the CDC is granting funds to domestic violence coalitions in 10 states to launch prevention initiatives to stop domestic violence before it begins. ICADV is one of those recipients.
“Our goal is to encourage families and communities to create environments where children grow up free from fear and secure from physical or psychological harm,” said ICADV Executive Director Laura Berry. “Small moments in a child’s life can prevent future violence.”
A brochure, posters of a mom and dad and public service announcements for TV and social media are available free of charge to organizations around the state. Email ICADV for information. Click here for the press release.