October is Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Thursday, Oct. 21, has been designated as Purple Thursday in honor of DVAM. UCHRA staff across the 14-county Upper Cumberland region wore purple on Oct. 21 to show support to the community and to victim-survivors of domestic violence.

The staff and students at our Van Buren County Head Start also participated in Purple Thursday. Students not only wore purple but also learned about and discussed how everyone should use their “kind hands” – which is one of VBCHS’ school safety limits.

Thank you, Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center, for providing a safe place for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, or child abuse to find comprehensive support services.