October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Here are some important resources to help you learn more about this topic

Oct 05, 2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Student Activities and Security are hosting activities in October designed to heighten Domestic Violence Awareness.  Activities include Paint the Campus Purple Week, Purple Thursday, Chalk the Walk and Kindness Rocks, please visit the CNM website for more information. 

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.

In 2020, 64% of survivors who contacted us reported experiencing physical abuse.

Physical abuse is non-accidental use of force that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. This may include being slapped, burned, cut, bruised, or improperly physically restrained.


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 In 2020, 96% of survivors who contacted us reported experiencing emotional abuse. Emotional/verbal abuse is behavior that isn't physical, which may include verbal aggression, intimidation, manipulation, and humiliation, which most often unfolds as a pattern of behavior over time.

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In 2020, 17% of survivors contacting us experienced digital abuse. Digital abuse is when one partner uses technology, such as texting and social media, to bully, harass, stalk, or intimidate a partner. Digital abuse is often a form of emotional abuse carried out using technology.

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In 2020, 27% of survivors contacting us reported experiencing financial abuse. Financial abuse is when one partner has control over the other partner's access to economic resources, which diminishes the survivor's capacity to support themselves.

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Information provided by the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

If you believe you have been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking contact SECURITY immediately to file a report. You may also contact a CNM Title IX Coordinator to report.

Security’s Contact information:

  • Emergency Dispatch can be reached at (505) 224-3001 or 911 from any CNM phone
  • Non-emergency Dispatch can be reached at (505) 224-3002

 Title IX Coordinators’ Contact Information:

Christopher Cavazos                                           Juliane Ziter                                       
Dean of Students                                                 Executive Director of Human Resources
CNM Main Campus                                              CNM Main Campus
Student Services Center                                      Ted Montoya Building
Room 202B                                                          Room TM 104E
525 Buena Vista SE                                             525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106                                      Albuquerque, NM 87106                                   
505-224-4000 x51240                                          505-224-4000 x51294

Here are some more resources:
The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and TTY 1-800-787-3224
Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center: 505-243-2333
Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC): 505-248-3165 (24 hour line)
Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico: 505-266-7711 (24/7 Hotline)
NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 505-246-9240
For a complete list of Domestic Violence resources, please visit the CNM Website.
Bystander Intervention Strategies

Here is a list of our upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Activities

Addressing Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence and Addiction Webinar
by New Mexico Crisis and Access Line
Saturday, October 9
9:00am -10:00am Register

Paint the Campus Purple Week
October 11-15 at Main Campus
Join the Security Department and Student Activities by wearing purple ribbons to bring awareness to Domestic Violence.  Pick up your purple ribbon from the DV Information Table at SSC.

Kindness Rocks
October 18 (11am-12pm) at Westside Campus
Paint rocks with inspirational quotes supporting victims of domestic violence. Supply pickup TBD.   

Chalk the Walk
October 18-22 at Main Campus
Chalk the Walk is about spreading awareness and support for victims of domestic violence. Join the Security Department and Student Activities by chalking positive messages and images on campus. Stop by the DV Information Table at SSC for more information and chalk.

Purple Thursday
October 21
Join the national movement, Wear Purple!  A simple, yet meaningful way to raise awareness about Domestic Violence.