Domestic Violence - in Marriage and Dating

Domestic Violence is a serious assault on marriage. Stress, including financial hardship, is a contributing factor. The current economic crisis presents many challenges, but one needs to be an increased vigilance to be aware of the indicators of domestic violence and to encourage help. Please click here to read Catholics for Family Peace; Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resource Kit.  Here you will find resources, tips on how to spread the peace on social media and through prayer, and sample prayers.

Domestic Violence can also be prevalent in dating relationships - especially with teens.   Click here for a helpful resource on Healthy Relationships.


For more information about domestic violence and DVAM please visit

SAFETY ALERT: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer (for example a friend’s or at the library), call the Violence Prevention Center at (618) 235-0892 and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).