“Setting Boundaries” (Photo by Felicia Chew, Founder Domestic Violence Support Services)
Join us at the October 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Series in Downtown Tucson!
Read the Draft of the Bill to Add Coercive Control to Domestic Violence
Systemic domestic violence is perpetuated by our system, and by our actions. 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 7 men will experience dometic violence in their lifetimes. Our children mimic what they see. When our children see acts of domestic violence, they mimic those acts of violence.
How can we help end systemic domestic violence?
We can help end systemic domestic violence through
education, advocacy, and outreach which includes:
1. …building relationships through sharing stories, art, and perspective (our
Projects include: The Tucson Quilt Project, the monthly Walk-A-Mile, Pie, Felicia!, HaHoHiT/ECHOES, and First Fridays With Felicia)
2. …ensuring policies break the cycle of domestic violence, and have programs and processes in place to keep our community off the course of returning to the domestic violence cycle (we are working with
State policymakers to make that change);
3. … encouraging, supporting, and empowering others to be able to
#SpeakUp (our Projects include the Tucson Zines #SpeakUp Challenge and the FM Project);
4. …educating ourselves about how domestic violence is systemic, and helping to end that cycle (read the articles* below);
donating to Help End Systemic Domestic Violence, and/or participating in one of our Fundraisers (Note: Donations are not tax-deductible)
*The articles linked on this page are written by Domestic Violence Support Services (unless otherwise indicated), that educate and advocate about what we can do to help end systemic domestic violence.
Add your name to the list of businesses and individuals helping to end systemic domestic violence.
Read More About Systemic Domestic Violence (articles are listed alphabetically)
A Message for Families and Friends of Victims and Survivors
A Message to Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse
A Survivor’s Story (Part One)
A Survivor’s Story (Part Two)
A Survivor’s Tale: Let The Light Shine (July 6, 2019)
Breaking the Victim-Offender Cycle (pages 2-4)
Changing the System
Coercive Control and Child Welfare (Draft of Bill to Add Coercive Control to Arizona Statutes)
Crime or No Crime?
Cycle of Abuse
Dealing with Trauma
Diary of a Hopeaholic
Domestic Violence Support Services
Domestic Violence Support Services (DVSS) Advocacy
Domestic Violence Support Services (DVSS) Education
Domestic Violence Support Services (DVSS) Outreach
Empower, Educate, Collaborate, Facilitate
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence Events
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence – July 28
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence – August 26
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence – September 7
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence – October 2
Help End Systemic Domestic Violence – October 6
Hope (End Fear, Implicit Bias, and Stigma)
How to Speak Up
Minimizing Victim Contact
Religious Coercive Control
SpeakUp (link to Facebook page)
Stop the Bullies
Systemic Domestic Violence
What Causes Domestic Violence?
Wheel of Power and Control