October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The “Day of Unity” soon evolved into a week, and in October of 1987, the first National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. In 1989 Congress passed Public Law 101-112, officially designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Such legislation has been passed each year since.


Take A Compass Class
Concepts of Trauma

Age and other factors influence the impact trauma has on a life. Participants can attend a single class or attend all four. The first class explores how trauma is experienced through the senses and its impact on the body and brain. Strategies for dealing with trauma responses are provided

  Tue. • Oct. 8 • 6:00 – 7:00pm

Adverse Childhood Experience’s (ACE)

Twenty years ago, Kaiser Permanente Health Network in California asked questions about childhood trauma events. In this class, details of this study and at the impact of trauma across the lifespan are considered. Participants will learn what toxic stress is and the variety of ways individuals relate to it.

  Tue. • Oct. 15 • 6:00 – 7:00pm


Resiliency is the ability to bounce back or rise above adversity whether an individual, family, community or provider. Resiliency is more than innate hardiness it includes the process of using available resources to negotiate hardship and/or the consequences of adverse events. In this class, we will look at behavioral signs of trauma and recognize signs of secondary traumatic stress. Strategies and resources for building resiliency in self and supporting it in others will be explored.

  Tue. • Oct. 22 • 6:00 – 7:00pm

Trauma Informed Care & Organizations

A trauma-informed approach is a strength-based service delivery approach that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors. This class provides principles for students to implement in their respective settings, schools, churches, medical services, supportive services or families.

  Tue. • Oct. 29 • 6:00 – 7:00pm

Register for Copmass Class

McPolin Barn Domestic Violence Scarecrow on display September 28-October 25.

Last year students of End Violence Now created Peace House Perry to bring awareness to family violence in our community. Swing by the McPolin Barn to meet EVN’s latest creation.


Purple Ribbon wrapped trees in Park City and Heber locations Tuesday, October 1- October 31,2019.

Look for purple ribbons at Peace House, Park City Police Department, Park City Library, Park City Hall, Heber Police Department, Heber Main Street, Heber Health Department, the Heber Dinosaur, Kamas Library and Midway City Office Building. Purple ribbons draw community attention to the t the alarming domestic violence statistics: nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to nearly 20 million women and men, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

purple ribbon wrapped trees

Park City High School Club End Violence Now Activities.

Listen for End Violence Now public service announcement on KPCW in English and Spanish letting Summit County residents know there is Help.

Purple Ribbon making Party, Wednesday, October 2 @ 2:30 pm-3:30 pm created by Park City High School Club End Violence Now.



Purple Pinky Campaign Wednesday, October 9 at Park City High School sponsored by the Park City High School club, End Violence Now.

purple pinkies

Purple Out Wednesday, October 16 all day at Park City High School sponsored by End Violence Now.

Candlelight Vigil, commemorating lives lost to domestic violence in 2019, Wednesday, October 23 @ 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Temple Har Shalom 3700 West Brookside Court Park City UT 84098.

Tech Abuse with Andi Tremonte of the UDVC, Friday, October 25@ 10:00 am-11:00 am Heber Police Department
Learn about the hazards of spyware, spoofing, phishing, pharming, location posting, social media, GPS monitoring, tracking and more.

Community Partners Engaged

Can we Heal? With Michelle Nanouche, CSB, Tuesday, October 29 @ 7:00-8:00 pm The Christian Center of Park City. The First Church of Christ, Scientists has joined with the Christian Center of Park City to present a faith perspective on healing after violence.

Beyond Domestic Violence Awareness Month

To extend the conversations around the impact of domestic violence in our communities and the Utah lives lost to domestic violence, Peace House, Wasatch County Domestic Violence  Coalition and Summit County Domestic Violence Coalition are placing table setting displays  during the season of family gatherings that there are those missing from the table as a result of domestic violence. These displays can be seen at Kamas Library, Wasatch Health Department, and Summit County Courthouse in Coalville. These displays will be present October 25 to November 25.

Missing from the Table Display Thursday, October 24-Friday, November 25 at Summit County and Wasatch County locations.