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November Is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta

Family Violence Prevention Month started in 1986 as a local initiative right here in Hinton, Alberta where concerned residents launched a family violence education and prevention campaign. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Family Violence Prevention Month. You can see what The Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family Violence did 30 years ago.

This grassroots effort inspired the Alberta Legislature to support family violence prevention as an ongoing provincial initiative, resulting in the creation of Family Violence Prevention Month. Today, hundreds of Alberta communities and thousands of individuals are actively involved in preventing family violence by providing public education and services.

This year’s provincial theme is Reach Out. Speak Out. It inspires all of us to take action now and in the future to end family violence and support survivors. At the same time, the theme also recognizes those who have worked tirelessly over the years to make a difference in their communities. Use #ABFVPM on social media to add to the conversation. 

Post your events on our calendar

The Government of Alberta is encouraging anyone holding an event to recognize Family Violence Prevention Month to email them the details of your events for use on their provincial event calendar. You can also head to our Town of Hinton website to submit to our community calendar. 

You can also get inspired from these events to start your own. Here are some tips on how to raise awareness from the Province. 

Communities are also planning events to recognize National Bullying Awareness Week, November 13-19, which is a part of Family Violence Prevention.

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