For those that don't know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Being a child, watching my mother get physically and emotionally abused on a regular basis, this is a subject that strikes very close to home. I will also be celebrating 6 years in November as a children's advocate at a local domestic violence shelter. And, since the key to violence prevention and victim empowerment is education, I thought I would share some links and information. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence The National Domestic Violence Hotline The cycle of violence: The Power and Control Wheel: Feel free to add your own links and information to this thread.