Resources for Programs on Engaging the Media

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is our movement’s biggest awareness and community engagement push of the year. These tools may help you shape your program’s message for the media:

  • From the Front of the Room: An Advocate’s Guide to Help Prepare Survivors for Public Speaking (in English, Spanish, and Arabic)
  • From the Front of the Room: A Survivor’s Guide to Public Speaking (in English, Spanish, and Arabic)

Facts and Statistics

Numbers can never tell the whole story, but these statistics can help convey the magnitude of domestic violence in Texas.

• Women Killed: Statistics Not Yet Available
• Family violence incidents: Statistics Not Yet Available
• Adults sheltered: 11,994
• Children sheltered: 14,534
• Adults receiving nonresidential services (i.e., counseling, legal advocacy, etc.): 36,831
• Children receiving nonresidential services: 15,694
• Adults denied shelter (due to lack of space): 26.2% of those who called seeking shelter
• Hotline calls answered: 191,301

For another perspective on the impact of domestic violence in Texas, you may want to share information from Honoring Texas Victims, an annual publication remembering the women killed in domestic violence incidents in Texas. TCFV will be releasing the 2012 Honoring Texas Victims in time for DVAM.