Texas A&M Health Promotion to Host Prevention Panel and Other Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – October is Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically assaulted by an intimate partner in the United States. In one year, that equates to over 10 million women and men, meaning that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime.

The Twin City Mission Domestic Services team says our community statistics reflect these national statistics.

That’s why Texas A&M Health Promotion is hosting a plethora of events this month to raise awareness, starting with a virtual prevention panel.

The panel is open to all members of the community and attendees are welcome to ask panelists anonymous questions throughout the event.

Alyssa Jewell, one of the panelists, is expected to talk about red flags and warning signs to watch for in romantic and platonic relationships.

His message to those seeking help is a message of love.

“I think it’s really important to dive into the idea of ​​what that looks like and how unhealthy relationships might not get to that abusive level yet,” Jewell said. “But everyone still deserves a healthy relationship and knowing what that looks like and knowing your worth, that you deserve one. It is important that everyone knows and believes.

To register for the Prevention Panel, click here.

For a full calendar of events, click here.

To listen to the full conversation with Alyssa Jewell and learn more about the resources provided by Twin City Mission Domestic Services, watch below:

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