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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)President Obama proclaimed that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, the President states that during “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we reaffirm our dedication to forging an America where no one suffers the hurt and hardship that domestic violence causes -- and we recommit to doing everything in our power to uphold the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse."

The Domestic Violence Awareness Month Project section of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence website provides customizable materials, training resources, and other tools designed to enhance your efforts to prevent and raise awareness of domestic violence during DVAM.

Additionally, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed a series of fact sheets which provide insight into the experience and needs children impacted by domestic violence and provide guidance to support their resilience and recovery.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in OctoberComputer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits but has also enabled criminal activity that exploits this interconnectivity for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, and identity theft.

In his National Cyber Security Awareness Month proclamation, President Obama states that the “Department of Homeland Security's ‘Stop.Think.Connect.’ campaign is designed to inform our citizenry of the dangers posed by cyber threats and to provide the tools needed to confront them. I urge all Americans to take measures to decrease their susceptibility to malicious cyber activity, including by choosing stronger passwords, updating software, and practicing responsible online behavior. I also encourage everyone to visit to learn more about how you can help strengthen America's cybersecurity.”

In recognition of NCSAM, OVC highlights a new ID Theft Help App, developed by the Identity Theft Resource Center with grant funding from OVC. This app provides resources for identity theft victims, including direct access to victim advisors through a 24/7 call center or live chat, and also offers educational tools on how to protect yourself against identity theft.

To help promote awareness, OVC shares resources from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) NCSAM website that features information about NCSAM, suggestions for weekly activities during October to promote NCSAM, and tips and resources for parents, students, business and other professionals.

Finally, visit the following sites for additional materials on how to stay safe online:

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