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Domestic violence is a serious problem that impacts people at home, in the workplace, and in the community. One of the first steps to end it is to talk about it.

A local discussion can

  • Raise awareness
  • Explore domestic violence as an issue in your community
  • Help establish a coordinated community response

Discussion ideas

  • Community screenings
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Book clubs
  • Friends or colleagues

Partner Advocates

A list of Partner Advocates
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National Domestic Violence Hotline Centre County Women's Resource Center National Network to End Domestic Violence
Joyful Heart Foundation Casa de Esperanza Hopeline
Family Violence Prevention Fund Family Justice Center Alliance Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
Joe Torre - Safe at Home Foundation A Call to Men Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Referral Options

  • Access direct professional assistance for yourself
  • Learn how to help connect others with domestic violence services
  • Connect with a local service to find out other ways that you can help in the fight to end domestic violence

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The Film

Hosted by actress and activist Mariska Hargitay, and told by detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy’s Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001.

Learn more about the film.

Discussion Tools

Telling Amy’s Story can serve as a catalyst to bring communities together to talk about domestic violence.

Access tools to help with your discussion.


Elaine Brzyckil
814-863-5604, ejb23@psu.edu

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