Domestic Violence month is in October this year, and while domestic violence is nothing to "celebrate" - many victims can be pleased to learn that domestic violence victims now have new resources available.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year the theme is "Domestic Violence: Understand the Truth, Stop the Abuse." To help abuse victims, S.A.V.E. has recently established an Online Support Group for survivors of domestic violence. The Support Group is designed to assist persons in their journey from hurting to healing to helping. Available in a Yahoo group format, the group is open all to victims and survivors of domestic violence.

In addition, S.A.V.E. has published a series of 11 tip sheets designed to help persons who are recovering from an abusive relationship. The sheets include a self-assessment checklist, safety plan, restraining order tips, and more. One sheet highlights how false allegations of abuse rob true victims of needed services and protections.

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