Men Against Violence initiative at Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, Oct. 8

UNC Hospitals' Beacon Child and Family Program invites you again to participate in the 9th annual Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

As part of this national effort, we recognize the important role that health care providers play in a community’s response to domestic violence.

We will have a resource table from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital Lobby. Prior to that date, we will distribute badges that have questions you can ask your patients about domestic violence and the Beacon Program’s phone number.

In conjunction with this event, the Beacon Program is proud to continue “Carolina Men Care,” an opportunity for all men from UNC Health Care to participate in the campaign to end domestic violence. “Carolina Men Care” provides men from our community the chance to say that abuse is wrong.

Members of “Carolina Men Care” will be given lapel pins that support the White Ribbon Campaign, an international initiative to promote non-violence in relationships. This initiative presents an important step in ongoing efforts to put an end to intimate partner violence.

Men interested in signing up should go on the Beacon Web site at www.med.unc.edu/beacon, click on e-mail beaconpr@unch.unc.edu, and provide us with your address where we can send you a lapel pin. If you are interested in learning more about the White Ribbon Campaign, there is a link on the Beacon website.  Lapel pins can also be picked up in the Children’s Lobby on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This effort is the Beacon Program’s recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information about the day or to receive a badge or lapel pin, please call the Beacon Child and Family Program at 966-9314.

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