On a single day in Wisconsin, approximately 2,500 victims seek assistance from a domestic abuse program. To increase awareness about incidences of domestic abuse and recognize advocates, Governor Walker has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. From hotline workers to advocates and police officers, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) sincerely thanks these dedicated professionals for advocating for the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, and for protecting and helping victims rebuild their lives. “These individuals have dealt with a very traumatic experience and it requires a very specialized approach,” said DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson. “Through a strong partnership with our county and tribal partners and the utilization of trauma-informed care, we are helping these individuals rebuild their lives and become independent again.” In order to break the cycle of abuse that has had a devastating negative impact on families and the healthy development of children, we must take this opportunity to recommit to working together to prevent future violence in our communities and cultivating a brighter future for the children and families in Wisconsin. To learn more about the types of domestic abuse or where to find support services visit https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/domesticabuse.